1. [ pronoun ] preposition, to the rear of
Synonyms: behind

"He went behind a bush."

2. [ pronoun ] preposition, on the other side, temporally or spacially
Synonyms: after behind

"He went behind the store." "After dawn the birds start to sing." "She went out after me."

3. [ adverb ] (nautical) at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
Synonyms: aft astern

"stow the luggage aft" "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft" "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"

Related terms: fore