Be*hind"hand` (?), adv. & a. [Behind + hand.]


In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds.


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.


© Webster 1913.

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