Hind meaning

hīn'dər
A female red deer.
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Located at or forming the back or rear; posterior.

An animal's hind legs; the hinder part of a steer.

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A farm laborer, especially a skilled worker.
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Back; rear; posterior.
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The female of the red deer, in and after its third year.
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Any of various spotted groupers of the genus Epinephelus or various related fishes of the genus Cephalopholis.
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A country bumpkin; a rustic.
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Any of various groupers (genus Epinephelus) of the S Atlantic.
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In N England and Scotland, a skilled farm worker or servant.
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A simple or boorish peasant; rustic.
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Hindu.
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Hindustan.
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Hindustani.
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Located at the rear (most often said of animals' body parts).
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A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.
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A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus.
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(archaic) A servant, especially an agricultural labourer.
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Origin of hind

  • Alteration of Middle English hine household servants possibly from Old English hīne genitive of hīgan, hīwan members of a household kei- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English hinde short for bihinde behind from Old English bihindan ko- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English from Old English
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English hinde, from Old English hindan (“at the rear, from behind”), from Proto-Germanic *hinda-, *handan- (“far, beyond”), from Proto-Indo-European *k(')enta (“down, below, with, far, along, against”), from *ḱen- (“to set oneself in motion, arise”). Cognate with Gothic (hindana, “from beyond”), Old Norse hindr (“obstacle”), Old Norse handan (“from that side, beyond”), Old High German hintana (“behind”), Old English hinder (“behind, back, in the farthest part, down”), Latin contra (“in return, against”). More at hinder, contrary.
    From Wiktionary
  • Old English hī(ġ)na, genitive plural of hīġa (“servant, family member”), in the phrase hīna fæder ‘paterfamilias’. The -d is a later addition (compare sound).
    From Wiktionary
  • Old English hind, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch hinde, German Hinde, Danish hind.
    From Wiktionary