- situated in the rear or at the back; posterior: the hind legs of an animal.
Origin of hind1
- 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 hind
This video shows a bear walking on its hind legs through a New Jersey neighborhood.Bear Walks Upright, ‘Apparently Kid,’ and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
August 10, 2014
A taxidermic bear stands almost six feet tall on his hind legs with his mouth gaping in a never-ending silent roar.Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia
January 6, 2014
So they took the hind legs of the animal and began to drag it the other way.The Ghosts of Israel’s Past
September 14, 2011
“They rise up on their hind legs when somebody is coming to attack their cubs,” Palin said.The 2010 Political Dictionary from A to Z
Samuel P. Jacobs
December 12, 2010
To me, this whole thing read as hind quarter covering that only made things worse—as coverups always do.The Coverup Is Worse Than the Crime
July 27, 2009
"Crooked as a dog's hind legs," snarled Lewis, biting viciously at his cigar.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Madly she struggled again and again to get her hind legs to work.
Another fierce attempt, and one hind leg obeyed the call to duty.
He was up on his hind legs, and it was a wrestle between master and dog.Little Dorrit
Our carriage was standing up, like a horse kicking up its hind legs.My Double Life
- (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 hind
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").