Synonyms of behind in English:

behind


See definition of behind

preposition

1‘he slept in a hut behind their house’

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at the back of, at the rear of, beyond, on the other side of, on the far side of, on the further side of
North American in back of
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in front of

2‘behind her was a small child’

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after, following, to the rear of, in the wake of, at the back of, close on, hard on the heels of, on the trail of

3‘you are way behind the rest of the class’

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less advanced than, slower than, weaker than, inferior to

4‘work on the car is months behind schedule’

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later than, late in relation to, after

5‘he was believed to have been behind a number of bombings’

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responsible for, at the bottom of, at the back of, the cause of, the source of, the organizer of
to blame for, culpable of, guilty of
causing, instigating, initiating, urging

6‘the All Blacks have the whole nation behind them’

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supporting, backing, for, on the side of, in agreement with
financing

adverb

1‘each plane took off with a glider following on behind’

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after, afterwards, at the back, in the rear, in the wake, at the end, at six o'clock
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ahead, in front

2‘‘I'm off to dance!’ he called behind’

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over one's shoulder, to the rear, to the back, towards the rear, towards the back, backwards
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ahead

3‘he stayed behind to sign autographs’

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afterwards, remaining after departure

4‘we're behind so don't stop’

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running late, late, behind schedule, behindhand, delayed, not on time, behind time
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ahead

5‘he was behind with his subscription payments’

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in arrears, overdue, in debt, in the red
late, unpunctual, tardy, behindhand, behind target
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ahead


noun

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buttocks, bottom, cheeks, hindquarters, haunches, rump, rear end, seat
derrière
Sitzfleisch
technical nates
informal behind, backside, sit-upon, stern, BTM, tochus, rusty dusty
British informal bum, botty, prat, jacksie
Scottish informal bahookie
North American informal butt, fanny, tush, tushie, tail, duff, buns, booty, caboose, heinie, patootie, keister, tuchis, bazoo, bippy
West Indian informal batty, rass
humorous fundament, posterior
British vulgar slang arse, clunge
North American vulgar slang ass
archaic breech

Phrases

    put something behind one

    ‘the team have to put this morning's result behind them’


    SYNONYMS

    consign something to the past, put something down to experience, forget about something, pay no heed to something, ignore, regard as water under the bridge