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hind

noun \ ˈhīnd \

Definition of hind

plural hinds also hind
1 : the female of the red deer — compare hart
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


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hind

noun

Definition of hind

1 : a British farm assistant
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


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hind

adjective

Definition of hind

: 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

hind Synonyms

Synonyms
aft, after, back, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearward
Antonyms
anterior, fore, forward, front, frontal
Related Words
dorsal
Near Antonyms
ventral


HIND Defined for English Language Learners

hind

adjective

Definition of hind for English Language Learners

  • : at or near the back of something


HIND Defined for Kids

hind

adjective \ ˈhīnd \

Definition of hind for Students

: being at the end or back : rear
  • hind legs


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