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behind

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.
He's behind his brother in school.the runner behind him
antonyms:
ahead
definition 3: at a point during advancement that is later than.
The train is behind its usual arrival time.
antonyms:
ahead
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