Definition of BEHIND

noun : BEHIND

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : BEHIND

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) having the lower score or lagging position in a contest; "behind by two points"; "the 8th inning found the home team trailing" ;

Adverb : BEHIND

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) in or to or toward the rear; "he followed behind"; "seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front"; "the final runners were far behind" ;

  • 2. (

    ) remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from; "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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind" ;

  • 4. (

    ) in or into an inferior position; "fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers" ;

  • 5. (

    ) in debt; "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" ;

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