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Definition of behindhand

Behindhand
Behindhand 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.

Meaning of behindhand from wikipedia

- running ahead of the rest, and a beam of blue light upon those who are behindhand. Four senior clerks in the central pulpit are collecting the ****ure weather...
- parliament noted that the House at this present is greatly indebted and far behindhand, by reason whereof it is the worse served both of bread, drink, meat,...
- and pastimes". Blackburn Standard. p. 6. Darlington are not going to be behindhand in the matter of booking players, for the directors of the new football...
- similar stone near." "November 15 — 8 o'clock, a. m. — The guides are behindhand; it rains a little, and there is no fuel at the next camping ground; there...
- football game, his disappointment in losing that game and his being so much behindhand in his college studies. Ever since the game he has had fits of despondency...
- himself incapable of working by being continually drunk; which runs him behindhand, so that he either pawns, or neglects his work, for which reason nobody...