hind

1
[ hahynd ]
/ haɪnd /

adjective

situated in the rear or at the back; posterior: the hind legs of an animal.

Nearby words

  1. hinault, bernard,
  2. hinayana,
  3. hinayanist,
  4. hinckley,
  5. hincty,
  6. hind shank,
  7. hind tit,
  8. hind wing,
  9. hind.,
  10. hindafell

Origin of hind

1
1300–50; Middle English hinde; compare Old English hindan (adv.) from behind, at the back; cognate with German hinten; see behind, hinder2

Synonym study

See back1.

hind

2
[ hahynd ]
/ haɪnd /

noun, plural hinds, (especially collectively) hind.

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 hind

2
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch hinde, Old Norse, Danish, Swedish hind, Old High German hinta (German, Low German Hinde)

hind

3
[ hahynd ]
/ haɪnd /

noun

a peasant or rustic.
Scot. and North England. a farm laborer.

Origin of hind

3
before 1000; alteration of Middle English hine (plural) servants, Old English (Anglian) hīne, hī(g)na, genitive of hīgan (West Saxon hīwan) members of a household, domestics; see hide3

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hind

1
/ (haɪnd) /

adjective hinder, hindmost or hindermost

(prenominal) (esp of parts of the body) situated at the back or reara hind leg

Word Origin for hind

Old English hindan at the back, related to German hinten; see behind, hinder ²

noun plural hinds or hind

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

Word Origin for hind

Old English hind; related to Old High German hinta, Greek kemas young deer, Lithuanian szmúlas hornless

noun (formerly)

a simple peasant
(in N Britain) a skilled farm worker
a steward

Word Origin for hind

Old English hīne, from hīgna, genitive plural of hīgan servants

Hind.

abbreviation for

Hindi
Hindu
Hindustan
Hindustani
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