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hind

noun

  1. (grouper)  any of several mostly spotted fishes that resemble groupers
    Type of: grouper. Member of: Epinephelus
  2. (red deer)  a female deer, especially an adult female red deer
    Type of: red deer

adjective

Hind.

noun

  1. (Sanskritic language)  the most widely spoken of modern Indic vernaculars; spoken mostly in the north of India; along with English it's the official language of India; usually written in Devanagari script
    Synonyms: Hindi. Type of: Sanskritic language
  2. (Hindoostani)  a form of Hindi spoken around Delhi
    Synonyms: Hindoostani, Hindostani, Hindustani. Type of: Hindi

adjective

Etymology summary

Middle English hinde, from Old English hindan ("at the rear, from behind"), from ...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Britannica Encyclopedia:

hind [fish]

any of certain species of fishes in the sea bass family, Serranidae. All species referred to as hinds are in the genus Epinephelus, which also ... (25 of 132 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

hind | Hind. | Hindi [synonym, sense-specific] | Hindustan [synonym, sense-specific] | Hindu [synonym, sense-specific] | Hindustani [synonym, sense-specific]

[prenominal] (especially of parts of the body) situated at the back or rear | the female of the deer, especially the red deer when aged three years or ... (27 of 587 words, 10 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hind

Hind. | Hindi [synonym, sense-specific] | Hindustan [synonym, sense-specific] | Hindu [synonym, sense-specific] | Hindustani [synonym, sense-specific]

Hindi | Hindu | Hindustan | Hindustani (4 of 253 words, 4 definitions)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hind-

Wikipedia:

Hind [disambiguation]

may refer to: A female deer, especially a red deer | Hind and al-Hind, a Persian and Arabic name for India | Hindi, the most widely spoken language in India | Hindu, a follower of Hinduism | Hind (crater), a lunar impact crater | Hind (video game), a ... (43 of 161 words, 15 definitions)

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New World Dictionary:

hind | hinds [plural] | hinder [comparative] | hindmost [superlative] | hindermost [superlative] | Hind

back; rear; posterior | the female of the red deer, in and after its third year | any of various groupers (genus Epinephelus) of the southern Atlantic ... (25 of 123 words, 9 definitions, pronunciation)

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hind | hinder [comparative] | hindmost [superlative] | hindermost [superlative]

back; rear; posterior (3 of 19 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

hind | hinder [sense-specific]

Located at or forming the back or rear; posterior | A female red deer. | Any of several fishes of the genus "Epinephelus" of Atlantic waters, related ... (25 of 116 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Hind.

Hindi | Hindustani (2 of 4 words, 2 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

hind | hinds [plural] | Hind | Hind. | Hind.: Hindi [sense-specific] | Hind.: Hindu [sense-specific] | Hind.: Hindustan [sense-specific] | Hind.: Hindustani [sense-specific] | Hind: Hindustani [synonym, definition 1, sense-specific]

situated in the rear or at the back; posterior. | "hind" : [zoology] the female of the deer, chiefly the red deer, especially in and after the third ... (27 of 95 words, 10 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hind

Merriam-Webster:

hind [entry 1, noun] | hinds [plural] | Epinephelus [genus, sense-specific]

the female of the red deer | any of various spotted groupers (especially genus Epinephelus) (14 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hind

hind [entry 2, noun] | rustic [synonym, sense-specific]

a British farm assistant | [archaic] "rustic" (6 of 47 words, 2 definitions)

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hind [entry 3, adjective] | rear [synonym] | aft [synonym] | after [synonym] | back [synonym] | hinder [synonym] | hindmost [synonym] | posterior [synonym] | rearward [synonym]

of or forming the part that follows or is behind; "rear" (11 of 84 words, 3 usage examples)

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Wiktionary:

hind | hinds [plural] | hindermost [superlative] | hindmost [superlative] | doe [synonym, sense-specific]

Located at the rear (most often said of animals' body parts). | [archaic] A servant, especially an agricultural labourer. (18 of 74 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hind

Oxford Dictionary:

Hind.

Syllabification: (Hind.) Entry from United States Dictionary | Hindi. | Hindu. | Hindustan. | Hindustani. (11 of 25 words, 5 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Hind​.

hind [entry 1] | on one's hind legs | posterior [synonym, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (hind) | [attributive] | (especially of a bodily part) situated at the back; posterior | "on one's hind legs" : see "leg". (20 of 62 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/hind

hind [entry 1, attributive] | on one's hind legs | posterior [synonym, sense-specific]

(especially of a bodily part) situated at the back; posterior | "on one's hind legs" : see "leg". (17 of 54 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hind

hind [entry 2]

a female deer, especially a red deer or sika in and after the third year (15 of 65 words, pronunciation)

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hind [entry 3, archaic, Scottish]

a skilled farm worker, typically married and with a tied cottage. | a farm steward or bailiff. | a peasant or rustic. (20 of 66 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hind--3

hind [entry 3]

Syllabification: (hind) | [archaic, Scottish] | a skilled farm worker. | a peasant or rustic. (12 of 57 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/hind--3

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hind [abbreviation]

the hind legs or feet of an animal are its back legs or feet (14 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hind

hind [countable, noun] | hinds [plural]

a female deer. A male deer is a buck or a stag. (12 of 37 words, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

hind [entry 1]

at the back of an animal's body (7 of 15 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hind 1

hind [entry 2, British] | hinds [plural]

a female deer, especially a red deer (7 of 18 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hind 2

Encarta Dictionary:

Hind.

Hindi | Hindu | Hindustan | Hindustani (4 of 10 words, 4 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618012​/definition​.html  [offline]

hind [entry 1]

at or forming the back part of something, especially a bodily organ or an animal (15 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618010​/definition​.html  [offline]

hind [entry 2] | hinds [plural]

a female red deer | a spotted ocean fish that is a type of grouper. Native to: Atlantic Ocean. Genus Epinephelus. (20 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618011​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

hind | hinds [plural]

Origin: Middle English hinde, from Old English hindan ("at the rear, from behind"), from Proto-Germanic *hinda-, ... | Old English hīġna, genitive plural of hīġa ("servant, family member"), in the phrase hīna f├Žder... (31 of 101 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

hind

First use: about 1300

Origin: [adjective] "rear, back", perhaps a back formation from Old English ... | [noun] "female deer", Old English hind, from Proto-Germanic ... (21 of 99 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

hind | hinds [plural] | hinder [comparative] | hindmost [superlative] | hindermost [superlative]

Origin: Middle English hinde, short for hindan, from behind: see "hinder" | Middle English from Old English, akin to German hinde from ... (20 of 59 etymology words)

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hind | hinder [comparative] | hindmost [superlative] | hindermost [superlative]

Origin: Middle English hinde, short for hindan, from behind: see "hinder"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

hind

Origin: Middle English hinde, short for bihinde, behind, from Old English bihindan; see ko- in Indo-European roots. | ... (16 of 48 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

hind | Hind.

Origin: Old English hindan at the back, related to German hinten; see behind, hinder2 | Old English hind; related to Old High ... (20 of 39 etymology words)

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Merriam-Webster:

hind [entry 1, noun] | hinds [plural]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German hinta hind, Greek kemas young deer

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hind [entry 2, noun]

First use: 1520

Origin: Middle English hine servant, farmhand, from Old English hīna, genitive of hīwan, plural, members of a household; akin to Old High ... (22 of 29 etymology words)

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hind [entry 3, adjective]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, probably back-formation from Old English hinder, adverb, behind; akin to Old High German hintar, preposition, behind

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Oxford Dictionary:

hind [entry 1]

Origin: Middle English: perhaps shortened from Old English behindan (see "behind")

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hind [entry 2]

Origin: Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hinde and German Hinde, from an Indo-European root meaning "hornless", shared by Greek ... (21 of 24 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hind--2

hind [entry 3, archaic, Scottish]

Origin: late Old English hīne "household servants", apparently from hīgna, hīna, genitive plural of hīgan, hīwan "family members"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hind--3

Encarta Dictionary:

hind [entry 1]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Probably shortening of behind

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618010​/definition​.html  [offline]

hind [entry 2] | hinds [plural]

Origin: Old English from Indo-European, "hornless"

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

hind | hinds [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hind"

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Collins Dictionary:

hind | Hind.

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

hind [abbreviation]

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hind [countable, noun] | hinds [plural]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

hind [abbreviation]

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hind [countable, noun] | hinds [plural]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

hind [entry 2, British] | hinds [plural]

Audio: British English pronunuciation of "hind"

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hind [entry 1]

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the Free Dictionary:

hind

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Google Dictionary:

hind | hinds [plural]

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Hind.

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

hind

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YourDictionary Audio:

hind

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freedictionary.org:

hind

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