Hind (?), n. [AS. hind; akin to D. hinde, OHG. hinta, G. hinde, hindin, Icel., Sw., & Dan. hind, and perh. to Goth. hinpan to seize (in comp.), E. hunt, or cf. Gr. a young deer.]

1. Zool.

The female of the red deer, of which the male is the stag.

2. Zool.

A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus, as E. apua of Bermuda, and E. Drummond-hayi of Florida; -- called also coney, John Paw, spotted hind.

 

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Hind, n. [OE. hine, AS. hine, hina, orig. gen. pl. of hiwan domestics; akin to Icel. hj&umac; man and wife, domestics, family, Goth. heiwafrauja master of the house, G. heirath marriage; cf. L. civis citizen, E. city or E. home. Cf. Hide a measure of land.]

1.

A domestic; a servant.

[Obs.]

Shak.

2.

A peasant; a rustic; a farm servant.

[Eng.]

The hind, that homeward driving the slow steer Tells how man's daily work goes forward here. Trench.

 

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Hind, a. [Compar. Hinder (?); superl. Hindmost (?), or Hindermost ().] [OE. hind, adv., back, AS. hindan behind. See Hinder, a.]

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; as, the hind legs or hind feet of a quadruped; the hind man in a procession.

 

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