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Meaning of BEHINDHAND

Pronunciation:  bi'hInd`hand

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  in debt; "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent"; "a company that has been run behindhand for years"; "in arrears with their utility bills"
  2. [adj]  behind schedule; "was behindhand with the rent"
 

BEHINDHAND is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: behind, in arrears, unpunctual
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*hind"hand`\, adv. & a. [Behind + hand.]
1. In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have
   exceeded the receipt of funds.

2. In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is
   seasonable or appropriate, or as to what should have been
   accomplished; not equally forward with some other person
   or thing; dilatory; backward; late; tardy; as, behindhand
   in studies or in work.

         In this also [dress] the country are very much
         behindhand.                           --Addison.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: after time, ahead of time, anachronistic, antedated, arrested, back, backward, beforehand, behind, behind time, belated, belatedly, blocked, careless, dated, deep into, defaulting, delayed, delayed-action, delinquent, derelict, detained, disregardful, early, far on, foredated, held up, hung up, in a bind, in abeyance, in arrear, in arrears, jammed, late, latish, lax, metachronistic, misdated, mistimed, moratory, neglectful, never on time, none too soon, nonpaying, obstructed, out of date, out of season, overdue, parachronistic, past due, postdated, prochronistic, regardless, remiss, retarded, slack, slow, stopped, tardy, underdeveloped, undeveloped, unprogressive, unpunctual, unready, unseasonable, untimely
 

 

 

 

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