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hind 1  (hnd) also hind·er (hndr)
Located at or forming the back or rear; posterior: an animals hind legs; the hinder part of a steer.

[Middle English hinde, short for bihinde, behind, from Old English bihindan; see ko- in Indo-European roots.]

hind 2  (hnd)
1. A female red deer.
2. Any of several fishes of the genus Epinephelus of Atlantic waters, related to and resembling the groupers.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

hind 3  (hnd)
1. Chiefly British A farm laborer, especially a skilled worker.
2. Archaic A country bumpkin; a rustic.

[Alteration of Middle English hine, household servants, possibly from Old English hne, genitive of hgan, hwan, members of a household; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots.]

hind  /hand/  adj. related to the rear or posterior part: the hind legs of a dog See: fore.
n. the female red deer: A hunter shot a hind. hind

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