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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behind  \Be*hind"\,  prep.  [AS.  behindan  pref.  be-  +  hindan  See 
  {Hind},  a.] 
  1.  On  the  side  opposite  the  front  or  nearest  part  on  the 
  back  side  of  at  the  back  of  on  the  other  side  of  as 
  behind  a  door;  behind  a  hill. 
 
  A  tall  Brabanter  behind  whom  I  stood.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  2.  Left  after  the  departure  of  whether  this  be  by  removing 
  to  a  distance  or  by  death. 
 
  A  small  part  of  what  he  left  behind  him  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Left  a  distance  by  in  progress  of  improvement  Hence: 
  Inferior  to  in  dignity,  rank,  knowledge,  or  excellence,  or 
  in  any  achievement. 
 
  I  was  not  a  whit  behind  the  very  chiefest  apostles. 
  --2  Cor.  xi 
  5. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behind  \Be*hind"\,  adv 
  1.  At  the  back  part  in  the  rear.  ``I  shall  not  lag  behind.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Toward  the  back  part  or  rear;  backward;  as  to  look 
  behind. 
 
  3.  Not  yet  brought  forward,  produced,  or  exhibited  to  view; 
  out  of  sight;  remaining. 
 
  We  can  not  be  sure  that  there  is  no  evidence  behind. 
  --Locke. 
 
  4.  Backward  in  time  or  order  of  succession;  past. 
 
  Forgetting  those  things  which  are  behind.  --Phil. 
  ii  13. 
 
  5.  After  the  departure  of  another;  as  to  stay  behind. 
 
  Leave  not  a  rack  behind.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behind  \Be*hind"\,  n. 
  The  backside;  the  rump.  [Low] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  behind 
  adj  :  having  the  lower  score  or  lagging  position  in  a  contest; 
  "behind  by  two  points";  "the  8th  inning  found  the  home 
  team  trailing"  [syn:  {behind(p)},  {trailing}] 
  n  :  the  fleshy  part  of  the  human  body  that  you  sit  on  [syn:  {buttocks}, 
  {arse},  {butt},  {backside},  {bum},  {buns},  {can},  {fundament}, 
  {hindquarters},  {hind  end},  {keister},  {posterior},  {prat}, 
  {rear},  {rear  end},  {rump},  {stern},  {seat},  {tail},  {tail 
  end},  {tooshie},  {tush},  {bottom},  {derriere},  {fanny},  {ass}] 
  adv  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"  [syn:  {slow}] 
  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"  [syn:  {behindhand},  {in  arrears}] 




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