AskDefine | Define hind

Dictionary Definition

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]

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Etymology 1

Perhaps an abbreviation of Old English behindan ‘behind’.


  1. Located at the rear.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Old English hind, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch hinde, German Hinde, Danish hind.


  1. A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.

Etymology 3

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).


  1. A servant, especially an agricultural labourer.




Old English


Common Germanic *hinthjo, whence also Old High German hinta, Old Norse hind


hind f
  1. hind

Extensive Definition

A hind is a female red deer. The word may also refer to:
Several notable people have the name Hind:

See also

hind in German: Hind
hind in Italian: Hind
hind in Dutch: Hind
hind in Japanese: ハインド

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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