- Zoology. the female of the deer, chiefly the red deer, especially in and after the third year.
- any of several speckled serranid fishes of the genus Epinephelus, found in the warmer waters of the western Atlantic Ocean.
Origin of hind2
- a peasant or rustic.
- Scot. and North England. a farm laborer.
Origin of hind3
Examples from the Web for hinds
Hinds County, my home county, and more specifically my old neighborhood, Belhaven, were coming in heavily for Cochran.How Thad Cochran Pulled Off a Win Over Chris McDaniel (Simple, Really)
June 30, 2014
There is no doubt that men can do it, though; Hinds admits he encountered an attempt to cast him in the hunky house-husband role.Pop Culture’s House Husbands Lag Behind the Reality in American Homes
June 18, 2013
Hinds and Bernstein suggest that better planning would have told them that.Chris Christie Joins the Yahoos, Says No ‘Proof’ Climate Change Caused Sandy
May 21, 2013
All other means have been tried, short of crawling on our bellies to these Dutch hinds!In the Valley
It was the tone best understood by hinds of their lily-livered quality.The Shame of Motley
As I have said, these hinds have nothing to lose but their lives.Mistress Wilding
Gelt stags and bucks have hornless heads, like hinds and does.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2
There had been but little change in the Hinds House in a year.The Man from the Bitter Roots
- (prenominal) (esp of parts of the body) situated at the back or reara hind leg
- the female of the deer, esp the red deer when aged three years or more
- any of several marine serranid fishes of the genus Epinephelus, closely related and similar to the gropers
- a simple peasant
- (in N Britain) a skilled farm worker
- a steward
Word Origin and History for hinds
c.1300, "rear, back," perhaps a back-formation from Old English behindan "back, behind," used as adverb and preposition, or from or influenced by Old English hindan (adv.) "from behind," from Proto-Germanic *hind- "behind" (cognate with Gothic hindan (prep.) "on that side of, beyond, behind;" German hinten "behind"), of unknown origin. Possibly influenced by Middle English hiner (adv.) "back, rear."
"female deer," Old English hind, from Proto-Germanic *hinthjo- (cf. Old Norse hind, Dutch hinde, Old High German hinta, German Hinde "hind") perhaps from PIE *kemti-, from root *kem- "hornless" (cf. Greek kemas, Lithuanian smulas "young deer, gazelle").