Origin of Ind

1175–1225; Middle English Inde < Old French Inde < Latin India India


  1. investigative new drug.




  1. variant of indo- before a vowel: indamine.


  1. in the name of God.

Origin of I.N.D.

From the Latin word in nōmine Deī Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ind

Historical Examples of ind

  • From ind to ind of the land, the downtrodden serfs of Ireland are rising in their millions.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • So she 'olds the brat, and I never sees it agin; and there's an ind of the bother!'

    Lucretia, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Begorra thin, was it this Ind ye'd be afther wantin' me to hould?

  • Things wurrk out in the ind, if we do be doin' the bist we know how.

    The Long Dim Trail

    Forrestine C. Hooker

  • Begob, it's mesilf that thought ye'd moved to the ind of nowhere.

    The Doctor

    Ralph Connor

British Dictionary definitions for ind


  1. a poetic name for India
  2. an obsolete name for the Indies


abbreviation for
  1. Also: IDN in nomine Dei
  2. India (international car registration)

Word Origin for IND

(for sense 1) Latin: in the name of God


abbreviation for
  1. Independent
  2. India
  3. Indian
  4. Indiana
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