What does behind mean?

behind meaning in General Dictionary

behind part inside rear

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  • The backside the rump
  • quietly opposite the front or closest part regarding the straight back side of at the rear of on the other hand of as behind a home behind a slope
  • in or into a substandard position
  • of watches
  • with debt
  • staying in somewhere or condition which has been left or departed from
  • obtaining the reduced rating or lagging position in a contest
  • in or to or toward the rear
  • the fleshy the main human body that you take a seat on
  • quietly opposite leading or closest part; regarding back part of; at the rear of; on the reverse side of; as, behind a door; behind a hill.
  • remaining following the departure of, whether this be by detatching to a distance or by demise.
  • remaining a distance by, in progress of improvement thus: Inferior compared to in dignity, position, knowledge, or quality, or in any success.
  • behind part; within the rear.
  • Toward the back part or back; backward; because, to looku000du000a at the rear of.
  • perhaps not yet brought ahead, produced, or exhibited to view; out-of sight; remaining.
  • Backward eventually or purchase of succession; past.
  • After the departure of another; since, to stay behind.
  • The backside; the rump.

behind meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English behindan "behind, after," from bi "by" + hindan "from behind" (see hind (adj.)). The prepositional sense surfaced in Old English. Euphemistic noun indicating "backside of one" is from 1786. Phrase behind the changing times is from 1905. Behind-the-scenes (1711) is through the theater; figurative feeling attested by 1779.

behind meaning in Sports Dictionary

really worth one-point and scored when: the basketball is kicked or carried across objective range by a defender; the ball hits a goalpost; the baseball crosses the behind line without hitting the behind post. (sport: Australian procedures soccer)

behind meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Privately opposite the front or nearest part; from the back side of; behind; on the other side of; as, behind a door; behind a hill.

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  • (a.) kept following the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by demise.
  • (a.) Left a distance by, beginning of enhancement thus: inferior incomparison to in dignity, ranking, knowledge, or superiority, or in any accomplishment.
  • (adv.) At the back part; in the backside.
  • (adv.) Toward the back part or rear; backwards; because, to look at the rear of.
  • (adv.) Not however brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; away from sight; staying.
  • (adv.) Backwards over time or order of succession; last.
  • (adv.) Following the departure of another; because, to stay at the rear of.
  • (n.) The backside; the rump.

Sentence Examples with the word behind

Four of the five vamps he'd chosen as bodyguards were exchanging looks of derision behind his back, and the vamp he tried to interrogate was openly ridiculing him.

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