at or toward the rear of:
Look behind the house.
not keeping up with, later than; after:
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 by:
Malice lay behind her smile.
at the controls of:
behind the wheel of a car.
at or toward the rear; rearward:
to lag behind.
in a place, state, or stage already passed.
in arrears; behindhand:
to be behind in one’s rent.
slow, as a watch or clock:
more than 20 minutes behind.
as a cause or often latent feature of:
Behind their harassment lay the traditional fear of foreigners.
in a situation that exists afterward:
The victim left behind a large family.
Archaic. in reserve; to come:
Greater support is yet behind.
the man behind.
Informal. the buttocks.
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in or to a position further back than; at the rear of; at the back of
in the past in relation to: I’ve got the exams behind me now
late according to; not keeping up with: running behind schedule
concerning the circumstances surrounding: the reasons behind his departure
backing or supporting: I’m right behind you in your application
in or to a position further back; following
remaining after someone’s departure: he left it behind
in debt; in arrears: to fall behind with payments
(postpositive) in a position further back; retarded: the man behind prodded me
(informal) the buttocks
(Australian rules football) a score of one point made by kicking the ball over the behind line between a goalpost and one of the smaller outer posts (behind posts)
behind closed doors
behind someone’s back
behind the eight ball
behind the scenes
behind the times
- 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 […]
Pool. a black ball bearing the number eight. a game in which one player or side must pocket all of either the solid-color balls or the striped ones before being permitted to attempt the pocketing of the eightball, which wins. Slang. an inept person. behind the eightball, Informal. in a difficult, disadvantageous, or uncomfortable situation: […]