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(Entry 1 of 4)

1 at, to, or toward the rear of
  • she preferred to be behind the lead hikers, who were always too much in a rush to enjoy the scenery

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2 subsequent to in time or order
  • we arrived behind them

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behind

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of behind (Entry 2 of 4)

as in back, backward

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behind

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of behind (Entry 3 of 4)

not arriving, occurring, or settled at the due, usual, or proper time
  • the required work was behind, so now we're running late

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behind

noun

Synonyms of behind (Entry 4 of 4)

the part of the body upon which someone sits
  • cleaned the baby's behind

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The first known use of behind was before the 12th century

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“Behind.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/behind. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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