behind [bē hīnd′, bihīnd′]
[ME bihinden < OE behindan: see BE- & HIND1]
1. in or to the rear or back [to walk behind, to look behind]
2. at an earlier time; in the past [my joy lies behind]
3. in a former place, condition, etc. [the girl he left behind]
4. in or into a retarded state [to drop behind in one's studies]
5. in or into arrears [to fall behind in one's dues]
6. slow in time; late [the train was running behind]
7. Archaic in reserve; yet to come
1. remaining after [the dead leave their wealth behind them]
a) in the rear of; in back of [he sat behind me]
b) following at the rear of
3. inferior to in position, achievement, etc.
4. later than; delayed with respect to [to be behind schedule]
5. on the other or farther side of; beyond [behind the hill]
6. gone by or ended for; out of the attention or concern of [his apprenticeship was behind him]
a) supporting [fans solidly behind their team]
b) prompting or instigating [the mastermind behind the plot]
a) hidden by; not yet revealed about [there's something behind this news]
b) in the circumstances surrounding or antecedent to
that follows, as in a line [the person behind]
Informal the buttocks

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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