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Definition of "hind" []

  • Located at or forming the back or rear; posterior: an animal's hind legs; the hinder part of a steer. (adjective)
  • A female red deer. (noun)
  • Any of several fishes of the genus Epinephelus of Atlantic waters, related to and resembling the groupers. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A farm laborer, especially a skilled worker. (noun)
  • Archaic A country bumpkin; a rustic. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hind" in a sentence
  • "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."