a crystalline, saturated fatty acid, C 22 H 44 O 2 , obtained from plant sources, used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics, waxes, and plasticizers.
at or toward the rear of: Look behind the house. not keeping up with, later than; after: behind schedule. in the state of making less progress than: We can’t afford to fall behind our competitors. on the farther side of; beyond: behind the mountain. originating, supporting, or promoting: Who’s behind this program? hidden or unrevealed […]
- Behind bars
a relatively long, evenly shaped piece of some solid substance, as metal or wood, used as a guard or obstruction or for some mechanical purpose: the bars of a cage. an oblong piece of any solid material: a bar of soap; a candy bar. the amount of material in a bar. an ingot, lump, or […]
- Behind closed doors
In secret, privately. For example, The nominating committee always meets behind closed doors, lest its deliberations become known prematurely . Also see behind the scenes Contemporary Examples The GOP Already Has a 2016 Front-Runner… for Vice President Josh Rogin February 26, 2014 New York’s Naughtiest Show (Maybe Avoid the Front Row) Tim Teeman January 17, […]
a continuously bending line, without angles. the act or extent of curving. any curved outline, form, thing, or part. a curved section of a road, path, hallway, etc. Railroads. a curved section of track: in the U.S. the curve is often expressed as the central angle, measured in degrees, of a curved section of track […]