hind adj : located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass" [syn: back(a), hind(a), hinder(a)]
1 any of several mostly spotted fishes that resemble groupers
2 female red deer [also: hinder]
- Rhymes: -aɪnd
Etymology 1Perhaps an abbreviation of Old English behindan ‘behind’.
- Located at the rear.
Etymology 3Old 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).
- A servant, especially an agricultural labourer.
EtymologyCommon Germanic *hinthjo, whence also Old High German hinta, Old Norse hind
A hind is a female red deer. The word may also refer to:
- Ceryneian Hind, a deer in Greek mythology
- Republic of India, or parts of India, in ancient times. (See also Hindustan, Etymology of India)
- The Indian subcontinent.
- Hindi, the most widely spoken language in India
- Hindu, follower of Hinduism
- The Mil Mi-24 helicopter, codenamed the "Hind" by NATO
- The Golden Hind, a ship captained by Sir Francis Drake between 1577 and 1580
- Hind (crater), a lunar impact crater
- Arzi Hukumate Azad Hind, the Provisional Government of Free India
- Jai Hind, a patriotic salutation in India
- Hawker Hind, a Royal Air Force light-bomber of the inter-war years
- Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat, a national trade union confederation in India
Several notable people have the name Hind:
- Hind (singer), a Bahraini Pop Singer
- Hind bint Utbah, an Arabic woman who lived in the late 6th and early 7th centuries
- Hind Laroussi, a Dutch pop singer
- Arthur Hind (1856 - 1933), an American industrialist and philatelist
- Arthur Charles Hind, an Indian field hockey player who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics.
- Ella Cora Hind, a Canadian female journalist.
- Henry Youle Hind (1823–1908), Canadian geologist and explorer
- John Russell Hind (1823–1895), British astronomer.
hind in German: Hind
hind in Italian: Hind
hind in Dutch: Hind
hind in Japanese: ハインド
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