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Synonyms for behind
bɪˈhaɪndbe·hind

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Wiktionary

  1. behindpreposition

    Synonyms:
    in back of, to the rear of

  2. behindpreposition

    at the back of

    Synonyms:
    in back of, to the rear of

  3. behindpreposition

    Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.

    Synonyms:
    to the rear of, in back of

  4. behindpreposition

    after, time- or motion-wise

    Synonyms:
    in back of, to the rear of

  5. behindpreposition

    A 1 point score.

    1880: A roar from ten thousand throats go up,For we've kicked another behind. The Opening Ball in Comic Australian Verse, ed. G. Lehmann, 1975. Quoted in G. A. Wilkes, A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms, second edition, 1985, Sydney University Press, ISBN 0-424-00113-6.

    Synonyms:
    in back of, to the rear of

  6. behindpreposition

    in support of

    The republicans are fully behind their candidate.

    Synonyms:
    in back of, to the rear of

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, assadjective

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

    Synonyms:
    screw, arse, keister, female genital organ, substructure, stinkpot, goat, cornerstone, stern, lavatory, git, croup, arsehole, butt, shadower, crapper, commode, throne, skunk, base, tooshie, foundation, butt end, lav, derriere, can buoy, shag, place, seat, prat, bottomland, hind end, tin can, scum bag, asshole, freighter, understructure, ass, stub, backside, after part, female genitals, tramp, female genitalia, idler, nookie, toilet, piece of tail, laughingstock, shtup, poop, foot, screwing, posterior, potty, bathroom, quarter, do-nothing, back end, dirty dog, tush, tail, merchantman, canful, can, croupe, butt joint, john, back tooth, bunghole, nates, rat, rump, nooky, pot, back, privy, underside, piece of ass, rear end, rear, layabout, bottom, buns, merchant ship, undersurface, tail assembly, hobo, loafer, fundament, stool, roll in the hay, empennage, rotter, so-and-so, stooge, target, stinker, buttocks, bottom of the inning, hindquarters, bum, cigaret, coffin nail, tin, crumb, groundwork, shadow, fag end, cigarette, bed, basis, tail end, fanny, lowlife, puke

    Antonyms:
    up

  2. behind(p)adverb

    having the lower score or lagging position in a contest

    "behind by two points"; "the 8th inning found the home team trailing"

    Antonyms:
    up

  3. behindadverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    slow, in arrears, behindhand

    Antonyms:
    up

  4. behindadverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    slow, in arrears, behindhand

    Antonyms:
    up

  5. behind, slowadverb

    of timepieces

    "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"

    Synonyms:
    easy, slowly, tardily, slow, in arrears, behindhand

    Antonyms:
    up

  6. behindadverb

    in or into an inferior position

    "fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"

    Synonyms:
    slow, in arrears, behindhand

    Antonyms:
    up

  7. behind, behindhand, in arrearsadverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    slow, in arrears, behindhand

    Antonyms:
    up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. behindprep.

    Synonyms:
    ABAFT, at the back of, in the rear of

  2. behindprep.

    Synonyms:
    after, following

  3. behindadjective

    Synonyms:
    backward, back

  4. behindadjective

    Synonyms:
    ABAFT, aft, ASTERN, rearward, in the rear, at the back

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "behind":

    khalaf, back, backwards, butt, backward, successor, beyond, after, delay, late

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. behind

    Synonyms:
    Back door, see there

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How to use behind in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Levant:

    Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.

  2. Wernr Schulz:

    Whenever I'm in a Movie or Broadway Show, People are always talking behind my Back.

  3. The New Zealander:

    I was a bit annoyed with The New Zealander last year because I didn't feel like I had raced to my best, knowing that I was only 0.3 second behind has a silver lining, because I knew that I could have been a couple of seconds faster.

  4. Michael McFaul:

    President Trump spent most of his life not working on foreign policy. President Putin has spent most of his life working on foreign policy and national security issues, by virtue of what they've done with their lives, he's behind and he needs to prepare.

  5. Jennifer Teege:

    I always had this inner feeling that something was wrong, i didn't know what was behind them.


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