meaning of behindhand

behindhand meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1520s, from behind + -hand, most likely on style of first.


behindhand meaning in General Dictionary

in debt

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  • behind routine
  • In arrears financially; in circumstances where expenses have actually exceeded the bill of funds.
  • In circumstances of backwardness, according as to what is seasonable or proper, or about what need to have been achieved; perhaps not equally forward with other person or thing; dilatory; backwards; late; tardy; as, behindhand in studies or perhaps in work.

behindhand meaning in General Dictionary

(adv. & a.) In arrears economically; in a state where expenses have actually exceeded the receipt of funds.

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  • (adv. & a.) In a state of backwardness, according from what is seasonable or proper, or as to what must have already been carried out; not equally forward with some other individual or thing; dilatory; backwards; belated; tardy; because, behindhand in researches or in work.

Sentence Examples with the word behindhand

This town is said to have the largest houses for oxen, cows, and horses hereabouts, and it is not behindhand in its public buildings; but there are very few halls for free worship or free speech in this county.

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