hind

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1hind

noun \ˈhīnd\
plural hinds also hind

Definition of HIND

1
:  the female of the red deer — compare hart
2
:  any of various spotted groupers (especially genus Epinephelus)

Origin of HIND

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German hinta hind, Greek kemas young deer
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HIND

2hind

noun

Definition of HIND

1
:  a British farm assistant
2
archaic :  rustic

Origin 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

3hind

adjective

: at or near the back of something

Full Definition of HIND

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

Examples of HIND

  1. <the frog's long hind legs>
  2. <the hawk's reddish hind feathers>

Origin 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

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