- At the back of; positioned with something else in front of.
- The car is behind the wall.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
- But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ […] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window […], and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.
- To the back of.
- After, time- or motion-wise.
- responsible for
- Who is behind these terrorist attacks?
- In support of.
- The republicans are fully behind their candidate.
- Left a distance by, in progress or improvement; inferior to.
- I'm ranked sixth in the French class, behind five other pupils.
- (non-standard, US, slang) As a result or consequence of
- i at the back of: in back of, to the rear of.
- Portuguese: por trás
- French: derrière
- Portuguese: apoiando
- Russian: за
behind (comparative behinder, superlative behindest)
- At the back part; in the rear.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book X”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- I shall not lag behind.
- Toward the back part or rear; backward.
- to look behind
- Overdue, in arrears.
- My employer is two paychecks behind on paying my salary.
- I'm two weeks behind in my schedule.
- Slow; of a watch or clock.
- My watch is four minutes behind.
- existing afterwards
- He left behind a legacy of death and sorrow.
- He stayed behind after the war.
- 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i]:
- Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, / And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, / Leave not a rack behind.
- Backward in time or order of succession; past.
- Behind the scenes in a theatre; backstage.
- (archaic) Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.
- German: hinten
- Portuguese: para trás
- Russian: сза́ди
- Portuguese: para trás
- Russian: наза́д
behind (plural behinds)
- the rear, back-end
- (informal) butt, the buttocks, bottom
- (Australian rules football) A one-point score.
- (baseball, slang, 1800s) The catcher.
- In the Eton College field game, any of a group of players consisting of two "shorts" (who try to kick the ball over the bully) and a "long" (who defends the goal).