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hind

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noun \ˈhīnd\

Definition of hind

plural

hinds

also

hind

  1. 1 :  the female of the red deer — compare hart

  2. 2 :  any of various spotted groupers (especially genus Epinephelus)



Origin and Etymology of hind

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German hinta hind, Greek kemas young deer


First Known Use: before 12th century


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hind

noun

Definition of hind

  1. 1 :  a British farm assistant

  2. 2 archaic :  rustic



Origin and Etymology of hind

Middle English hine servant, farmhand, from Old English hīna, genitive of hīwan, plural, members of a household; akin to Old High German hīwo spouse, Latin civis fellow citizen


First Known Use: 1520


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hind

adjective

Simple Definition of hind

  • : at or near the back of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hind

  1. :  of or forming the part that follows or is behind :  rear <the dog's hind legs>

Examples of hind in a sentence

  1. <the frog's long hind legs>

  2. <the hawk's reddish hind feathers>



Origin and Etymology of hind

Middle English, probably back-formation from Old English hinder, adverb, behind; akin to Old High German hintar, preposition, behind


First Known Use: 14th century



HIND Defined for Kids

hind

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adjective \ˈhīnd\

Definition of hind for Students

  1. :  being at the end or back :  rear <hind legs>





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