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Definition of "behind" []

  • In, to, or toward the rear: We walked behind. (adverb)
  • In a place or condition that has been passed or left: I left my gloves behind. (adverb)
  • In arrears; late: I fell behind in my payments. (adverb)
  • Below the standard level; in or into an inferior position: Don't fall behind in class. (adverb)
  • Slow: My watch is running behind. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "behind" in a sentence
  • "These nurses were allowed to go to South Africa on the understanding that they would work behind the lines, but, as guerrilla warfare developed, women in nursing capacities found themselves unable to remain “behind the lines."
  • ""He got it close, and from behind -- _from behind_ do you hear?""
  • "Why, you're worth [_Crossing behind table, stands behind_ LAURA.] that and a whole lot more."