Behind - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪˈhaɪnd|  American pronunciation of the word behind
Brit.  |bɪˈhaɪnd|  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
he followed behind
seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front
the final runners were far behind
- 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
- of timepieces (syn: slow)
my watch is running behind
- in or into an inferior position
fell behind in his studies
their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers
- in debt (syn: behindhand)
he fell behind with his mortgage payments
a month behind in the rent
a company that has been run behindhand for years


- having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
behind by two points

Extra examples

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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