hind


adjective

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

noun, plural hinds, (especially collectively) hind.

  1. Zoology. the female of the deer, chiefly the red deer, especially in and after the third year.
  2. any of several speckled serranid fishes of the genus Epinephelus, found in the warmer waters of the western Atlantic Ocean.

noun

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

  1. Hindustani(def 1).

  1. Hindi.
  2. Hindu.
  3. Hindustan.
  4. Hindustani.

adjective hinder, hindmost or hindermost

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

noun plural hinds or hind

  1. the female of the deer, esp the red deer when aged three years or more
  2. any of several marine serranid fishes of the genus Epinephelus, closely related and similar to the gropers

noun (formerly)

  1. a simple peasant
  2. (in N Britain) a skilled farm worker
  3. a steward

abbreviation for

  1. Hindi
  2. Hindu
  3. Hindustan
  4. Hindustani
adj.

c.1300, “rear, back,” perhaps a back-formation from Old English behindan “back, behind,” used as adverb and preposition, or from or influenced by Old English hindan (adv.) “from behind,” from Proto-Germanic *hind- “behind” (cognate with Gothic hindan (prep.) “on that side of, beyond, behind;” German hinten “behind”), of unknown origin. Possibly influenced by Middle English hiner (adv.) “back, rear.”

n.

“female deer,” Old English hind, from Proto-Germanic *hinthjo- (cf. Old Norse hind, Dutch hinde, Old High German hinta, German Hinde “hind”) perhaps from PIE *kemti-, from root *kem- “hornless” (cf. Greek kemas, Lithuanian smulas “young deer, gazelle”).

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