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Hind

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Hindn. [AS. hind; akin to D. hinde, OHG. hinta, G. hinde, hindin, Icel., Sw., & Dan. hind, and perh. to Goth. hin to seize (in comp.), E. hunt, or cf. Gr. kema`s a young deer.].
  •  The female of the red deer, of which the male is the stag.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Hindn. [OE. hine, AS. hīne, hīna, orig. gen. pl. of hīwan domestics; akin to Icel. hj 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.].
  •  A domestic; a servant.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A peasant; a rustic; a farm servant.  [1913 Webster]
    "The hind, that homeward driving the slow steer
    Tells how man's daily work goes forward here.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Hinda. [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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Hind, adj. (esp. of parts of the body) situated at the back, posterior (hind leg) (opp. FORE).

Idiom
on one's hind legs see LEG.
Hind, n. a female deer (usu. a red deer or sika), esp. in and after the third year.

Hind, n. hist.
1 esp. Sc. a skilled farm-worker, usu. married and with a tied cottage, and formerly having charge of two horses.
2 a steward on a farm.
3 a rustic, a boor.

Etymology
ME hine f. OE hine (pl.) app. f. hi(g)na genit. pl. of higan, hiwan 'members of a family' (cf. HIDE(3)): for -d cf. SOUND(1)

THESAURUS

Hind

Cape elk, Partlet, Virginia deer, aft, after, aftermost, antelope, back, backward, biddy, bitch, bossy, brood mare, buck, camel, camelopard, caribou, countryman, countrywoman, cow, deer, deerlet, doe, dromedary, eland, elk, ewe, ewe lamb, fallow deer, fawn, fellah, filly, gazelle, giraffe, gnu, guinea hen, gyp, hart, hartebeest, heifer, hen, hinder, hindermost, hindhand, hindmost, jenny, kaama, lioness, mare, moose, mule deer, musk deer, muzhik, nanny, nanny goat, okapi, peahen, peasant, peon, posterior, postern, provincial, rear, rearmost, rearward, red deer, reindeer, retral, retrograde, roe, roe deer, roebuck, she-bear, she-goat, she-lion, slut, sow, springbok, stag, tail, tigress, vixen, wildebeest

ROGET THESAURUS

Hind

Commonalty

N commonality, commonalty, democracy, obscurity, low condition, low life, low society, low company, bourgeoisie, mass of the people, mass of society, Brown Jones and Robinson, lower classes, humbler classes, humbler orders, vulgar herd, common herd, rank and file, hoc genus omne, the many, the general, the crowd, the people, the populace, the multitude, the million, the masses, the mobility, the peasantry, king Mob, proletariat, fruges consumere nati, demos, hoi polloi, great unwashed, man in the street, mob, rabble, rabble rout, chaff, rout, horde, canaille, scum of the people, residuum of the people, dregs of the people, dregs of society, swinish multitude, foex populi, trash, profanum vulgus, ignobile vulgus, vermin, riffraff, ragtag and bobtail, small fry, commoner, one of the people, democrat, plebeian, republican, proletary, proletaire, roturier, Mr, Snooks, bourgeois, epicier, Philistine, cockney, grisette, demimonde, peasant, countryman, boor, carle, churl, villain, villein, terrae filius, son of the land, serf, kern, tyke, tike, chuff, ryot, fellah, longshoreman, swain, clown, hind, clod, clodhopper, hobnail, yokel, bog-trotter, bumpkin, plowman, plowboy, rustic, hayseed, lunkhead, chaw-bacon, tiller of the soil, hewers of wood and drawers of water, groundling, gaffer, loon, put, cub, Tony Lumpkin, looby, rube, lout, underling, gamin, rough, pot- wallopper, slubberdegullion, vulgar fellow, low fellow, cad, curmudgeon, upstart, parvenu, skipjack, nobody, nobody one knows, hesterni quirites, pessoribus orti, bourgeois gentilhomme, novus homo, snob, gent, mushroom, no one knows who, adventurer, man of straw, beggar, gaberlunzie, muckworm, mudlark, sans culotte, raff, tatterdemalion, caitiff, ragamuffin, Pariah, outcast of society, tramp, vagabond, bezonian, panhandler, sundowner, chiffonnier, Cinderella, cinderwench, scrub, jade, gossoon, Goth, Vandal, Hottentot, Zulu, savage, barbarian, Yahoo, unlicked cub, rough diamond, barbarousness, barbarism, boeotia, ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly, below par, no great shakes, homely, homespun, vulgar, low-minded, snobbish, plebeian, proletarian, of low parentage, of low origin, of low extraction, of mean parentage, of mean origin, of mean extraction, lowborn, baseborn, earthborn, mushroom, dunghill, risen from the ranks, unknown to fame, obscure, untitled, rustic, uncivilized, loutish, boorish, clownish, churlish, brutish, raffish, rude, unlicked, barbarous, barbarian, barbaric, barbaresque, cockney, born within sound of Bow bells, underling, menial, subaltern, below the salt, dummodo sit dives barbarus ipse placet.

Rear

N rear, back, posteriority, rear rank, rear guard, background, hinterland, occiput, nape, chine, heels, tail, rump, croup, buttock, posteriors, backside scut, breech, dorsum, loin, dorsal region, lumbar region, hind quarters, aitchbone, natch, natch bone, stern, poop, afterpart, heelpiece, crupper, wake, train, reverse, other side of the shield, back, rear, hind, hinder, hindmost, hindermost, postern, posterior, dorsal, after, caudal, lumbar, mizzen, tergal, behind, in the rear, in the background, behind one's back, at the heels of, at the tail of, at the back of, back to back, after, aft, abaft, astern, sternmost, aback, rearward, ogni medaglia ha il suo rovescio, the other side of the coin.


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