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be·hind

behind

 
 
pronunciation:
b haInd
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective, noun
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: in or at the back of; on the other side of.
Who is standing behind this door?
antonyms:
in front of
definition 2: at a stage or position less advanced than.
Although they are the same age, John is one year behind his cousin in school.She was behind me until the very end of the race when she suddenly had burst of speed.
antonyms:
ahead of
definition 3: at a point during advancement that is later than.
The train is behind its usual arrival time.
similar words:
ahead of
definition 4: in a position of support of.
The voters are behind his candidacy.
antonyms:
against
definition 5: in or as the background of.
Do you understand the reasons behind his anger?
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: at or toward the back; in the rear.
The dog came behind.
antonyms:
ahead, before
definition 2: in a place, time, or condition that has passed.
I left my suitcase behind.
antonyms:
ahead
definition 3: in a position of having progressed less quickly than expected or required.
I am behind in my work.She is behind in her car payments.
antonyms:
ahead
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: following.
The child behind is hers.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (informal) the buttocks.
You've done nothing but sit on your behind all day!
similar words:
bottom, buttock, rear