English adjective: behind
|1.||behind having the lower score or lagging position in a contest|
|Samples||Behind by two points.|
The 8th inning found the home team trailing.
English noun: behind
|1.||behind (body) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on|
|Samples||He deserves a good kick in the butt.|
Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?.
|Synonyms||arse, ass, backside, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush|
|Broader (hypernym)||body part|
|Part meronym||body, torso, trunk|
English adverb: behind
|1.||behind in or to or toward the rear|
|Samples||He followed behind.|
Seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front.
The final runners were far behind.
|2.||behind remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from|
|Samples||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.
|3.||behind of timepieces|
|Samples||The clock is almost an hour slow.|
My watch is running behind.
|4.||behind in or into an inferior position|
|Samples||Fell behind in his studies.|
Their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers.
|5.||behind in debt|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||behindhand, in arrears|