(adj.) having the lower score or lagging position in a contest; 'behind by two points'; 'the 8th inning found the home team trailing' .
(adv.) in or to or toward the rear; 'he followed behind'; 'seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front'; 'the final runners were far behind'.
(adv.) remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from; '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'.
(adv.) 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'.
(adv.) in or into an inferior position; 'fell behind in his studies'; 'their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers'.
(adv.) of timepieces; 'the clock is almost an hour slow'; 'my watch is running behind'.
(a.) 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.
(a.) Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death.
(a.) Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement.
(adv.) At the back part; in the rear.
(adv.) Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.
(adv.) Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.
(adv.) Backward in time or order of succession; past.
(adv.) After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.
(n.) The backside; the rump.
prep. . Abaft, at the back of, in the rear of.. After, following.
ad. . Backward, back.. Abaft, aft, ASTERN, rearward, in the rear, at the back.
prep. at the back of (place or as support): remaining after or coming after (time rank order): inferior to or not so far advanced as.—adv. at the back in the rear: backward: past.—adj. or adv. Behind′hand being behind: tardy or in arrears of debt &c.: clandestine.
- They reached a curtained door, behind which sounded lovely music. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- Mounting, Sola upon one beast, and Dejah Thoris behind me upon the other, we rode from the city of Thark through the hills to the south. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星公主.
- You have been watching us from behind that bush? 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- As I did so I struck against an elderly, deformed man, who had been behind me, and I knocked down several books which he was carrying. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- I twisted round on the sand and looked behind me. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- He took his keys down while he was talking from a hook behind the fireplace, and locked his cottage door behind us. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- He sprang up behind the carriage. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Stripping his harness from him I securely bound his hands behind his back, and after similarly fastening his feet tied him to a heavy gun carriage. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- It is behind his packs, Pilar told her. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Walk in, Mr. Franklin, he said, opening the door behind him, with his quaint old-fashioned bow. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Mrs. Sowerberry emerged from a little room behind the shop, and presented the form of a short, then, squeezed-up woman, with a vixenish countenance. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- At the same time I heard the reapers not a hundred yards behind me. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- And when Clayton had entered, and closed the door behind him: Well? 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- The lasses behind; the niece in a front room. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- He glanced down the passage behind him. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.