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Etymology

Old English behindan

Pronunciation

Preposition

behind

  1. at the back of
  2. to the back of
  3. after, time- or motion-wise
  4. in support of
    The republicans are fully behind their candidate.

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Noun

Singular
behind

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  1. the rear, back-end
  2. bottom, downside
  3. butt, the buttocks
  4. (Australian rules football) 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.
  5. (baseball) (slang) an 1800s baseball term meaning the catcher

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