from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being in arrears.
- adj. Being behind time; slow. See Synonyms at tardy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. late, tardy, overdue
- adj. in debt, or in arrears
- adv. belatedly, tardily
- adv. in debt, or in arrears
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds.
- adv. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the rear; in a backward state; not sufficiently advanced; not equally advanced with some other person or thing: as, behindhand in studies or work.
- Late; delayed beyond the proper time; behind the time set or expected.
- In a state in which expenditure has gone beyond income; in a state in which means are not adequate to the supply of wants; in arrear: as, to be behindhand in one's circumstances; you are behindhand with your payments.
- Underhand; secret; clandestine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in debt
- adj. behind schedule
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