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be·hind

 (bĭ-hīnd′)
adv.
1. In, to, or toward the rear: We walked behind.
2. In a place or condition that has been passed or left: I left my gloves behind.
3. In arrears; late: I fell behind in my payments.
4. Below the standard level; in or into an inferior position: Don't fall behind in class.
5. Slow: My watch is running behind.
6. Archaic Yet to come or in reserve: "the expectation of some new possession, or of some enjoyment yet behind" (Samuel Johnson).
prep.
1. At the back of or in the rear of: He sat behind her.
2. On the farther side or other side of; beyond: The broom is behind the door.
3. In a place or time that has been passed or left by: Their worries are behind them.
4.
a. Later than: The plane was behind schedule.
b. Used to indicate deficiency in performance: behind us in technological development.
5.
a. Hidden or concealed by: hatred hidden behind a bland smile.
b. In the background of; underlying: Behind your every action is self-interest.
6. In a position or attitude of support: The leaders have the army behind them.
7. In pursuit of: The police were hard behind the escapees.
n.
Informal The buttocks.

[Middle English bihinde, from Old English behindan; see ko- in Indo-European roots.]

behind

(bɪˈhaɪnd)
prep
1. in or to a position further back than; at the rear of; at the back of
2. in the past in relation to: I've got the exams behind me now.
3. late according to; not keeping up with: running behind schedule.
4. concerning the circumstances surrounding: the reasons behind his departure.
5. backing or supporting: I'm right behind you in your application.
adv
6. in or to a position further back; following
7. remaining after someone's departure: he left it behind.
8. in debt; in arrears: to fall behind with payments.
adj
(postpositive) in a position further back; retarded: the man behind prodded me.
n
9. (Anatomy) informal the buttocks
10. (Australian Rules Football) Australian rules football a score of one point made by kicking the ball over the behind line between a goalpost and one of the smaller outer posts (behind posts)
[Old English behindan]

be•hind

(bɪˈhaɪnd)

prep.
1. at or toward the rear of: behind the house.
2. later than; after: behind schedule.
3. in the state of making less progress than: fell behind the competition.
4. on the farther side of; beyond: behind the mountain.
5. in a role of originating or supporting: Who's behind this program?
6. hidden or not revealed by: Malice lay behind her smile.
7. as a cause or latent feature of: Fear lay behind their anger.
8. at the controls of: behind the wheel of a car.
adv.
9. at or toward the rear.
10. in a place or stage already passed.
11. in arrears: to be behind in one's rent.
12. slow; late: We're running an hour behind.
13. in a situation existing afterward: left behind a large family.
14. Archaic. in reserve; to come.
adj.
15. following: the one behind.
n.
16. Informal. the buttocks.
[before 900; Middle English behinde(n), Old English behindan]

behind

1. used as a preposition

If you are behind something, you are at the back of it.

They parked the motorcycle behind some bushes.
Just behind the cottage there was a shed.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'of' after behind. Don't say, for example, 'They parked the motorcycle behind of some bushes'.

If a project is behind schedule, it is completed later than planned or expected.

The project is several months behind schedule.
2. used as an adverb

Behind can also be an adverb.

The other police officers followed behind.
Several customers have fallen behind with their payments.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.behind - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onbehind - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
Adj.1.behind - having the lower score or lagging position in a contestbehind - having the lower score or lagging position in a contest; "behind by two points"; "the 8th inning found the home team trailing"
down - being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
Adv.1.behind - in or to or toward the rearbehind - 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.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"
3.behind - of timepiecesbehind - of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"
4.behind - in or into an inferior positionbehind - in or into an inferior position; "fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"
5.behind - in debtbehind - 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"

behind

preposition
1. at the rear of, at the back of, on the other side of, on the far side of, at the heels of They were parked behind the truck.
2. after, following, in the wake of, on the heels of, to the rear of Keith wandered along behind him.
3. supporting, for, backing, on the side of, in agreement with He had the state's judicial power behind him.
4. causing, responsible for, the cause of, initiating, at the bottom of, to blame for, instigating I'd like to know who was behind this plot
5. less advanced than, slower than, inferior to, weaker than Food production is behind population growth
6. later than, after The work is 22 weeks behind schedule
adverb
1. the back, the rear She was attacked from behind
2. after, next, following, afterwards, subsequently, in the wake (of) The troopers followed behind
after in front of, prior to, in the presence of, earlier than, in advance of
3. behind schedule, delayed, running late, behind time The accounts are more than three months behind.
behind schedule earlier, sooner, ahead, previously, in advance, formerly
4. overdue, in debt, in arrears, behindhand They were falling behind with their mortgage payments.
noun
1. (Informal) bottom, seat, bum (Brit. slang), ass (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), butt (U.S. & Canad. informal), buns (U.S. slang), arse (taboo slang), buttocks, rump, posterior, tail (informal), derrière (euphemistic), tush (U.S. slang), jacksy (Brit. slang) jeans that actually flatter your behind
put something behind you put something in the past, put something down to experience, pay no heed to something, regard something as water under the bridge Maureen put the nightmare behind her.

behind

adverb
1. Not on time:
2. So as to fall behind schedule:
Idiom: behind time.
noun
Informal. The part of one's back on which one rests in sitting:
buttock (used in plural), derrière, posterior, rump, seat.
Informal: backside, bottom, rear.
Slang: bun (used in plural), fanny, tush.
Chiefly British: bum.
Translations
خَلْفَخَلْف، وَراءدُبُرمُؤَخَّرَهمُتَخَلِّف، مُتَأخِّر
vzaduzazadekopožděnýpo
bagbagdeltilbagebagefterbagud
malantaŭ
põhitagatagaosatagumiktaha
takanatakapuolitakaosapakarapeppu
के पीछेपीछा
izastragastražnjica
hátulmögémögöttvégénlemaradt
á bakviî, meîá eftireftirfyrir aftan, á bak viîrass, rasskinnar
・・・の後ろに後ろに臀部
...의 뒤에뒤에엉덩이
post
iš paskoskam nors nežinantslaptauž kieno nors nugaros
aizaiz sevisaizmugurēatpalicisatstāt aiz sevis
vzadu
nazajzazadajpo
bakbakom
ข้างหลังหลังหลังจาก
arkadaarkasındageçgecikmişgeride
پیچھاکے پیچھے
môngở đằng sau

behind

[bɪˈhaɪnd]
When behind is an element in a phrasal verb, eg fall behind, stay behind, look up the verb.
A. PREP
1. (= to the rear of) → detrás de
behind the doordetrás de la puerta
look behind you!¡cuidado atrás!
with his hands behind his backlas manos en la espalda
2. (= responsible for) → detrás de
what's behind all this?¿qué hay detrás de todo esto?
3. (= less advanced than) Hill is nine points behind SchumacherHill tiene nueve puntos menos que Schumacher
we're well behind them in technologynos dejan muy atrás or estamos muy a la zaga de ellos en tecnología
4. (= supporting) his family is behind himtiene el apoyo de su familia
5. (= in the past of) it's all behind us nowtodo eso ha quedado ya atrás
6. (= to one's credit) she has four novels behind hertiene cuatro novelas en el haber
B. ADV
1. (= in or at the rear) → detrás, atrás
to come from behindvenir desde atrás
to follow close behindseguir muy de cerca
to attack sb from behindatacar a algn por la espalda
to leave sth behindolvidar algo
2. (= behind schedule) to be a bit behindestar algo atrasadillo
to be behind with the renttener atrasos de alquiler
to be behind with one's workestar atrasado en el trabajo
3. (= less advanced) Pepe won with Paco only two strokes behindganó Pepe con Paco a sólo dos golpes de distancia
C. Ntrasero m

behind

[bɪˈhaɪnd]
prep
(place)derrière
behind the television → derrière la télévision
behind the scenes → dans les coulisses
(time)en retard sur
to be behind schedule → avoir du retard
The train was seven minutes behind schedule → Le train avait un retard de sept minutes.
(in order, competition)en retard sur
We're behind them in technology → Nous sommes en retard sur eux en matière technologique.
to finish behind sb (in race)arriver derrière qn
(= supporting) to be behind sb → soutenir qn
(= responsible for) to be behind a killing → avoir commandité un meurtre
He wants to find out who was behind it
BUT Il veut trouver le responsable.
adv
(physical position)derrière
(= late) → en retard
half an hour behind
I'm half an hour behind already → J'ai déjà une demi-heure de retard.
to be behind with sth → être en retard dans qch
I'm behind with my revision → Je suis en retard dans mes révisions.
to get behind → prendre du retard
to get behind with sth → prendre du retard dans qch
see also leave behind, wait behind
nderrière m

behind

prep
(= in or at the rear of, stationary) → hinter (+dat); (with motion) → hinter (+acc); come out from behind the doorkomm hinter der Tür (her)vor; he came up behind meer trat von hinten an mich heran; walk close behind megehen Sie dicht hinter mir; close the door behind youmach die Tür hinter dir zu; put it behind the booksstellen Sie es hinter die Bücher; he has the Communists behind himer hat die Kommunisten hinter sich (dat); to be behind an ideaeine Idee unterstützen; what is behind this/this incident?was steckt dahinter/steckt hinter diesem Vorfall?; she has years of experience behind hersie hat viele Jahre der Erfahrung hinter sich (dat)
(= more backward than) to be behind somebodyhinter jdm zurück sein
(in time) to be behind time (train etc)Verspätung haben; (with work etc) → im Rückstand sein; to be behind scheduleim Verzug sein; to be three hours behind timedrei Stunden Verspätung haben; to be behind the times (fig)hinter seiner Zeit zurück(geblieben) sein; you must put the past behind youSie müssen Vergangenes vergangen sein lassen, Sie müssen die Vergangenheit begraben; their youth is far behind themihre Jugend liegt weit zurück
adv
(= in or at rear)hinten; (= behind this, sb etc)dahinter; the runner was (lying) a long way behindder Läufer lag weit hinten or zurück; from behindvon hinten; to look behindzurückblicken; to stand behind (= be standing)dahinterstehen; (= position oneself)sich dahinterstellen
(= late) to be behind with one’s studies/paymentsmit seinen Studien/Zahlungen im Rückstand sein; we are three days behind with the schedulewir sind drei Tage im Rückstand or Verzug
n (inf)Hinterteil nt (inf), → Hintern m (inf)

behind

[bɪˈhaɪnd]
1. prepdietro; (time) → in ritardo con
look behind you! → guarda dietro di te!
what's behind all this? (fig) → cosa c'è sotto?
we're behind them in technology (fig) → siamo più indietro or più arretrati di loro nella tecnica
his family is behind him (fig) → ha l'appoggio della famiglia
behind the scenes → dietro le quinte
2. advdietro
to stay behind (to do sth) → fermarsi (a fare qc)
to leave sth behind → dimenticare di prendere qc
to be behind with sth → essere indietro con qc (payments) → essere in arretrato con qc
3. n (fam) → didietro m inv

behind

(biˈhaind) preposition
1. at or towards the back of. behind the door.
2. remaining after. The tourists left their litter behind them.
3. in support. We're right behind him on this point.
adverb
1. at the back. following behind.
2. (also beˈhindhand (-hӕnd) ) not up to date. behind with his work.
3. remaining. He left his book behind; We stayed behind after the party.
noun
the buttocks. a smack on the behind.
behind someone's back
without someone's knowledge or permission. He sometimes bullies his sister behind his mother's back.

behind

خَلْفَ, دُبُر, وَراءَ vzadu, za, zadek bag, bagdel, tilbage hinten, hinter, Hinterteil οπίσθια, πίσω, πίσω από detrás, detrás de, trasero takana, takapuoli derrière iza, straga, stražnjica dietro, posteriore ・・・の後ろに, 後ろに, 臀部 ...의 뒤에, 뒤에, 엉덩이 achter, achterste, erachter bak, ende tyłek, z tyłu, za atrás, atrás de, nádegas, rabo сзади, ягодицы bak, bakom ข้างหลัง, หลัง, หลังจาก arka, arkada, arkasında mông, ở đằng sau 后面, 在...后面, 在后面

behind

adv., prep., detrás, trás, atrás, hacia atrás.

behind

adj atrasado; Is he behind in school?..¿Está atrasado en sus estudios?; n (fam, buttocks) nalgas, trasero (fam); prep detrás de
References in classic literature ?
There is so much to do about the play for Christmas night," said Jo, marching up and down, with her hands behind her back, and her nose in the air.
The slender expressive fingers, forever active, for- ever striving to conceal themselves in his pockets or behind his back, came forth and became the piston rods of his machinery of expression.
once," and there was something in Tom's manner, though he tried to speak indifferently, that made Ned believe there was more behind his chum's sudden change of determination than had yet appeared.
I offered to take her on the pony, and she got up behind me.
Presently the moon rose up behind some of those sky-piercing fingers or pinnacles of bare rock of which I have spoken--they were a little to the left of the crest of Mont Blanc, and right over our heads--but she couldn't manage to climb high enough toward heaven to get entirely above them.
On the whole, I resolved to leave the Avenger behind.
Dab-Dab, the duck, used to keep herself cool by jumping into the sea and swimming behind the ship.
Moncharmin took up his position a few steps behind him.
And they answered civilly, though they were so terrified that they hid behind one another, and said:
That there were still other braves behind those who regarded me was apparent from the fact that the leaders passed back whispered word to those behind them.
The steamer was forced to proceed slowly, and the captain estimated that she would reach Hong Kong twenty hours behind time, and more if the storm lasted.
I stuck my elbow into the person behind me, and turned my head towards the Thing again.