hind definition by Webster's New World
- the female of the red deer, in and after its third year
- any of various groupers (genus Epinephelus) of the S Atlantic
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English akin to German hinde ; from Indo-European base an unverified form em-, not having horns (as applied to horned animal species) from source Classical Greek kemas, young deer
- in N England and Scotland, a skilled farm worker or servant
- Archaic a simple or boorish peasant; rustic
Origin: ; from Middle English hine (with unhistoric -d) ; from Old English hina, earlier higna, generalized ; from genitive plural of higa, member of a household: for base see hide
hind definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English hinde, short for bihinde, behind, from Old English bihindan; see ko- in Indo-European roots.
- A female red deer.
- Any of several fishes of the genus Epinephelus of Atlantic waters, related to and resembling the groupers.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English.
- Chiefly British A farm laborer, especially a skilled worker.
- Archaic A country bumpkin; a rustic.
Origin: Alteration of Middle English hine, household servants, possibly from Old English hīne, genitive of hīgan, hīwan, members of a household; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots.
Variant of hind