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Definitions and Synonyms of behind | Another word for behind | What is behind?

Definition 1: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on - [noun denoting body]

Samples where behind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he deserves a good kick in the butt
  • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Synonyms for behind in the sense of this definition

(behind is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is part of behind) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 2: in or to or toward the rear - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where behind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he followed behind
  • seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front
  • the final runners were far behind

Definition 3: remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where behind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when he died he left much unfinished work behind
  • left a large family behind
  • the children left their books behind
  • he took off with a squeal of tires and left the other cars far behind

Definition 4: in debt - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where behind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he fell behind with his mortgage payments
  • a month behind in the rent
  • a company that has been run behindhand for years
  • in arrears with their utility bills

Synonyms for behind in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: in or into an inferior position - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where behind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fell behind in his studies
  • their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers

Definition 6: of timepieces - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where behind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the clock is almost an hour slow
  • my watch is running behind

Synonyms for behind in the sense of this definition

Definition 7: having the lower score or lagging position in a contest - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where behind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • behind by two points
  • the 8th inning found the home team trailing

(behind is similar to ...) being or moving lower in position or less in some value

"lay face down" "the moon is down" "our team is down by a run" "down by a pawn" "the stock market is down today"

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