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Definition of Behind


  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.
  2. Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death.
  3. Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement.
  4. At the back part; in the rear.
  5. Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.
  6. Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.
  7. Backward in time or order of succession; past.
  8. After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.
  9. The backside; the rump.

Behind Quotations

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Nelson Mandela

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
David Ogden Stiers
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Behind Translations

behind in Afrikaans is agterent, agter
behind in Danish is bagom
behind in Dutch is aan het einde, achteraan
behind in German is hinten, dahinter, Hintern, hinter, hinter, hinten
behind in Italian is indietro, dietro
behind in Latin is secundum, post
behind in Norwegian is bak
behind in Swedish is bakefter, bakom, baktill, efter
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