1. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;
- Example: "he deserves a good kick in the butt"
- Example: "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
[syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]
1. having the lower score or lagging position in a contest;
- Example: "behind by two points"
- Example: "the 8th inning found the home team trailing"
1. in or to or toward the rear;
- Example: "he followed behind"
- Example: "seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front"
- Example: "the final runners were far behind"
2. remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from;
- Example: "when he died he left much unfinished work behind"
- Example: "left a large family behind"
- Example: "the children left their books behind"
- Example: "he took off with a squeal of tires and left the other cars far behind"
3. of timepieces;
- Example: "the clock is almost an hour slow"
- Example: "my watch is running behind"
[syn: behind, slow]
4. in or into an inferior position;
- Example: "fell behind in his studies"
- Example: "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"
5. in debt;
- Example: "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"
- Example: "a month behind in the rent"
- Example: "a company that has been run behindhand for years"
- Example: "in arrears with their utility bills"
[syn: behind, behindhand, in arrears]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Behind \Be*hind"\, adv. 1. At the back part; in the rear. "I shall not lag behind." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind. [1913 Webster] 3. Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining. [1913 Webster] We can not be sure that there is no evidence behind. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 4. Backward in time or order of succession; past. [1913 Webster] Forgetting those things which are behind. --Phil. ii. 13. [1913 Webster] 5. After the departure of another; as, to stay behind. [1913 Webster] Leave not a rack behind. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Behind \Be*hind"\, prep. [AS. behindan; pref. be- + hindan. See Hind, a.] 1. On the side opposite the front or nearest part; on the back side of; at the back of; on the other side of; as, behind a door; behind a hill. [1913 Webster] A tall Brabanter, behind whom I stood. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death. [1913 Webster] A small part of what he left behind him. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement. [1913 Webster] I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles. --2 Cor. xi. 5. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Behind \Be*hind"\, n. The backside; the rump. [Low] [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
80 Moby Thesaurus words for "behind": after, after time, afterpart, afterpiece, afterward, arrested, back, back door, back of, back seat, back side, back to back, backside, backward, behind the scenes, behind time, behindhand, belatedly, below, beyond, bottom, breech, butt, buttocks, by and by, can, checked, croup, crupper, deep into, delayed, derriere, detained, fanny, far on, following, haunches, heel, heinie, hind end, hind part, hindhead, impeded, in arrear, in arrears, in back of, in support of, in the background, in the rear, infra, late, later, later than, latterly, nates, next, none too soon, occiput, past, posterior, postern, rear, rear end, rearward, retarded, reverse, rump, set back, since, slow, slowed down, stern, subsequent to, subsequently, supporting, tail, tail end, tailpiece, tandem, tardy