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Wordnet 3.0


1. behind schedule;
- Example: "was behindhand with the rent"


1. 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:

Behindhand \Be*hind"hand`\, adv. & a. [Behind + hand.] [1913 Webster] 1. In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds. [1913 Webster] 2. In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is seasonable or appropriate, or as to what should have been accomplished; not equally forward with some other person or thing; dilatory; backward; late; tardy; as, behindhand in studies or in work. [1913 Webster] In this also [dress] the country are very much behindhand. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

behindhand adv 1: in debt; "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent"; "a company that has been run behindhand for years"; "in arrears with their utility bills" [syn: behind, behindhand, in arrears] adj 1: behind schedule; "was behindhand with the rent"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "behindhand": after time, ahead of time, anachronistic, antedated, arrested, back, backward, beforehand, behind, behind time, belated, belatedly, blocked, careless, dated, deep into, defaulting, delayed, delayed-action, delinquent, derelict, detained, disregardful, early, far on, foredated, held up, hung up, in a bind, in abeyance, in arrear, in arrears, jammed, late, latish, lax, metachronistic, misdated, mistimed, moratory, neglectful, never on time, none too soon, nonpaying, obstructed, out of date, out of season, overdue, parachronistic, past due, postdated, prochronistic, regardless, remiss, retarded, slack, slow, stopped, tardy, underdeveloped, undeveloped, unprogressive, unpunctual, unready, unseasonable, untimely