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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
behind (adverb or adjective)
1.
a) in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from - stay behind
b) in, to, or toward the back - look behind came from behind
c) later in time - can spring be far behind
2.
a) in a secondary or inferior position
b) in arrears - behind in the rent
c) - slow
3.
archaic still to come
behind (preposition)
1.
a) in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of - look behind you put behind bars
b) - used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer the sun went behind a cloud
c) following in order - marched behind the band
2.
- used as a function word to indicate backwardness, delay, or deficiency behind the times behind schedule lagged behind last year's sales
3.
a) in the background of - the conditions behind the strike
b) out of the mind or consideration of - put our troubles behind us
c) beyond in depth or time - the story behind the story go back behind St. Augustine
4.
a) in support of on the side of - solidly behind the candidate
b) with the support of - won 1–0 behind brilliant pitching
behind (noun)
- buttocks often used as a euphemism for ass in idiomatic expressions get your behind over here
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
behind (adjective)
not arriving, occurring, or settled at the due, usual, or proper time
SYNONIMS:
behind, behindhand, belated, delinquent, latish, overdue, tardy
RELATED WORDS:
delayed, detained, postponed; dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, poky ( pokey), slow, sluggish, unhurried
NEAR ANTONYMS:
opportune, seasonable, timely; prompt, punctual
early, inopportune, precocious, premature, unseasonable, untimely
behind (noun)
the part of the body upon which someone sits
SYNONIMS:
backside, behind, booty ( bootie), bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, caboose, can, cheeks, derriere ( derrière), duff, fanny, fundament, hams, haunches, heinie, hunkers, keister ( keester), nates, posterior, rear, rear end, rump, seat, tail, tail end, tush
RELATED WORDS:
beam, stern; moon []
behind (preposition)
1.
at, to, or toward the rear of
SYNONIMS:
abaft, back of
in back of
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ahead of
before
behind (preposition)
2.
subsequent to in time or order
SYNONIMS:
après, behind, below, following, next to, past
RELATED WORDS:
since
NEAR ANTONYMS:
toward ( towards)
afore [], ahead of, before, ere, of, previous to, prior to, to
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