Behind

Definition of Behind

Be`hind´
prep.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.
A tall Brabanter, behind whom I stood.
- Bp. Hall.
2.Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death.
A small part of what he left behind him.
- Pope.
3.Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement.
I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
- 2 Cor. xi. 5.
adv.1.At the back part; in the rear.
2.Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.
3.Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.
We can not be sure that there is no evidence behind.
- Locke.
4.Backward in time or order of succession; past.
Forgetting those things which are behind.
- Phil. ii. 13.
5.After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.
Leave not a rack behind.
- Shak.
n.1.The backside; the rump.

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