• At or in the rear or back part of something.
  • In a rearward direction.
  • So as to come after someone or something in position, distance, advancement, ranking, time, etc.
  • So as to be still in place after someone or something has departed or ceased to exist.
  • Backward in time or order of succession; past.
  • Behind the scenes in a theatre; backstage.
  • Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.




  • From Middle English behinde, behinden, from Old English behindan, equivalent to be- + hind. Compare Old Saxon bihindan, Middle High German behinter.

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