American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Located at or forming the back or rear; posterior: an animal's hind legs; the hinder part of a steer.
- n. A female red deer.
- n. Any of several fishes of the genus Epinephelus of Atlantic waters, related to and resembling the groupers.
- n. Chiefly British A farm laborer, especially a skilled worker.
- n. Archaic A country bumpkin; a rustic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The female of the red deer or stag in and after its third year: correlative to hart for the male.
- n. One of various fishes of the family Serranidæ and genus Epinephelus, as E. drummond-hayi, a grouper of the Gulf coast of the United States.
- n. A laboring man attached to a household; an agricultural laborer; a peasant; a farm-servant; a rustic.
- Pertaining to, constituting, or including the rear or posterior extremity, as of a body or an object; backward; posterior: opposed to fore: as, the hind toe of a bird; the hind feet of a horse; the hind part of an animal.
- An abbreviation of Hindu, Hindustan, and Hindustani. In the etymologies of this dictionary it stands only for Hindustani.
- n. A small bass-like fish, Cephalopholis cruentalis, of the family Serranidæ, found in the West Indies. Those found in deep waters are red, and are known as red hinds; those found near the shore are dark brown, and are known as brown hinds.
- n. archaic A servant, especially an agricultural labourer.
- adj. Located at the rear (most often said of animals' body parts).
- n. A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The female of the red deer, of which the male is the stag.
- n. (Zoöl.) A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus, as Epinephelus apua of Bermuda, and Epinephelus Drummond-hayi of Florida; -- called also
coney, John Paw, spotted hind.
- n. obsolete A domestic; a servant.
- n. engraving A peasant; a rustic; a farm servant.
- adj. In the rear; -- opposed to
front; of or pertaining to the part or end which follows or is behind, in opposition to the part which leads or is before
- n. a female deer, especially an adult female red deer
- adj. located at or near the back of an animal
- n. any of several mostly spotted fishes that resemble groupers
- Old English hind, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch hinde, German Hinde, Danish hind. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hinde, short for bihinde, behind, from Old English bihindan; see ko- in Indo-European roots.Middle English, from Old English.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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The tank, containing about sixty gallons, and the furnace were placed in what they called the hind boot; the fore boot contained luggage, if any was carried.”
“This ballot was defeated, and in hind sight, it appears one of the most effective advocates against the measure was the police.”
“In our hallways, we never got away with the language todays schools are saturated with and lucky for us, the principal could introduce our butts to the "Board of education" when we (in hind-sight) deserved it.”
“So in hind sight, I have had an extra ¼ of play in the left knee which made me over compensate my right side.”
“The hind is a timourous creature, and much affected with the noise of thunder; and no marvel, when sometimes proud and stout men have been made to tremble at it.”
“a dark, melancholy man, clad in homespun, whose peculiar mission was to turn his name hind part before and use as few words as possible.”
“I guess in hind site I should have wrote a disclaimer about it later, and because I didn’t I claim stupidity.”
“That’s why, in hind sight, it was a mistake for Gore to make the movie.”
“In the 1840 revision in Fugitive Verses (and in subsequent editions), Baillie glosses the word hind as "somewhat above a common labourer, — the tenant of a very small farm, which he cultivates with his own hands" (DPW 772).”
“A hind is his nurse; he inherits a cottage, with many useful and curious instruments; some ideas remain of the education of his two first years; some arts are borrowed from the beavers of a neighbouring lake; some truths are revealed in supernatural visions.”
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