What is behind?

  • (adv): Of timepieces.
    Example: "My watch is running behind"
    Synonyms: slow
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "behind":

  • (adv): Remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from.
    Example: "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"
  • (adj): Having the lower score or lagging position in a contest.
    Example: "Behind by two points"
    Synonyms: trailing
  • (adv): In or into an inferior position.
    Example: "Fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"
  • (adv): In or to or toward the rear.
    Example: "He followed behind"; "seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front"; "the final runners were far behind"
  • (adv): In debt.
    Example: "He fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent"
    Synonyms: behindhand, in arrears