Behind - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪˈhaɪnd|  American pronunciation of the word behind
Brit.  |bɪˈhʌɪnd|  British pronunciation of the word behind


- the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on (syn: arse, ass, backside, bottom, bum, butt, buttocks, can, fanny, fundament, hindquarters, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rump, seat, stern, tail, tush)
- in or to or toward the rear
- remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from
- of timepieces (syn: slow)
- in or into an inferior position
- in debt (syn: behindhand)
- having the lower score or lagging position in a contest


The older students entered the room first with the younger students following behind them.

The cat hid behind the couch.

The sun went behind a cloud.

They were ahead of us by 5 points earlier in the game, but now they're behind us by 7.

The polls show that he is behind the other candidates.

The company is now behind the competition.

He was behind the other students in his studies.

He kicked him in the behind.

The sun was behind a cloud.

You walk ahead and we'll follow along behind you.

He is behind other boys of his age.

They have the army behind them.

I turned to speak to the person standing behind me.

Someone could easily creep up behind us.

The car behind was hooting impatiently.

Word forms

singular: behind
plural: behinds
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