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behindhand


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behindhand  \Be*hind"hand`\,  adv  &  a.  [Behind  +  hand.] 
  1.  In  arrears  financially;  in  a  state  where  expenditures  have 
  exceeded  the  receipt  of  funds. 
 
  2.  In  a  state  of  backwardness,  in  respect  to  what  is 
  seasonable  or  appropriate,  or  as  to  what  should  have  been 
  accomplished;  not  equally  forward  with  some  other  person 
  or  thing  dilatory;  backward;  late;  tardy;  as  behindhand 
  in  studies  or  in  work 
 
  In  this  also  [dress]  the  country  are  very  much 
  behindhand.  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  behindhand 
  adj  :  behind  schedule;  "was  behindhand  with  the  rent" 
  adv  :  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:  {behind},  {in  arrears}] 




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