Associations to the word «Behind»

Pictures for the word «Behind»

Wiktionary

BEHIND, preposition. At the back of; positioned with something else in front of.
BEHIND, preposition. To the back of. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?)
BEHIND, preposition. After, time- or motion-wise.
BEHIND, preposition. Responsible for.
BEHIND, preposition. In support of.
BEHIND, preposition. Left a distance by, in progress or improvement; inferior to.
BEHIND, adverb. At the back part; in the rear. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?)
BEHIND, adverb. Toward the back part or rear; backward.
BEHIND, adverb. Overdue, in arrears.
BEHIND, adverb. Slow; of a watch or clock.
BEHIND, adverb. Existing afterwards
BEHIND, adverb. Backward in time or order of succession; past.
BEHIND, adverb. Behind the scenes in a theatre; backstage.
BEHIND, adverb. (archaic) Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.
BEHIND, noun. The rear, back-end
BEHIND, noun. Butt, the buttocks, bottom
BEHIND, noun. (Australian rules football) A one-point score.
BEHIND, noun. (baseball) (slang) (1800s) The catcher.
BEHIND, noun. In the Eton College field game, any of a group of players consisting of two "shorts" (who try to kick the ball over the bully) and a "long" (who defends the goal).
BEHIND BARS, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) In jail or prison.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) In private; in one's private life; lacking (normal) public disclosure.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) (sports) Without public spectators.
BEHIND IN THE COUNT, adjective. (baseball) (of a pitcher) Having fewer strikes than balls against a batter in an at-bat.
BEHIND IN THE COUNT, adjective. (baseball) (of a batter) Having more strikes than balls against a pitcher in an at-bat.
BEHIND ITS TIME, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Showing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.
BEHIND SOMEONE'S BACK, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Without somebody's knowledge; secretly.
BEHIND THE 8-BALL, adjective. Alternative spelling of behind the eight-ball
BEHIND THE ARC, adverb. (basketball) (informal) Outside the three-point line.
BEHIND THE BIT, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) (of a horse) Evading the bit.
BEHIND THE COUNTER, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) (pharmacology) (medicine) Of drugs, dispensed by a pharmacist without needing a doctor's prescription or other form of compliance.
BEHIND THE CURVE, prepositional phrase. Out of date.
BEHIND THE CURVE, prepositional phrase. (US) (military) Not making the progress required.
BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL, adjective. Alternative spelling of behind the eight-ball
BEHIND THE EIGHT-BALL, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) In a difficult situation or tight spot; at a disadvantage.
BEHIND THE EIGHTBALL, adjective. Alternative spelling of behind the eight-ball
BEHIND THE SCENES, prepositional phrase. (theatre) Behind the scenery and stage area; backstage.
BEHIND THE SCENES, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) In secret; out of public view.
BEHIND THE TIMES, adjective. (idiomatic) Out of date; old-fashioned; obsolete; outmoded; outdated.
BEHIND THE WHEEL, adjective. In control of a vehicle; driving.
BEHIND TIME, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Late, arriving late.

Dictionary definition

BEHIND, noun. 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?".
BEHIND, adverb. 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".
BEHIND, adverb. 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".
BEHIND, adverb. Of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind".
BEHIND, adverb. In or into an inferior position; "fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers".
BEHIND, adverb. 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, adjective. Having the lower score or lagging position in a contest; "behind by two points"; "the 8th inning found the home team trailing".

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