hind

Definitions

  • Hind Limb of Allosaurus
    Hind Limb of Allosaurus
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hind located at or near the back of an animal "back (or hind) legs","the hinder part of a carcass"
    • n hind a female deer, especially an adult female red deer
    • n hind any of several mostly spotted fishes that resemble groupers
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Love dances around on his hind legs Love dances around on his hind legs
OAK CHAIR MADE FROM THE TIMBER OF THE GOLDEN HIND OAK CHAIR MADE FROM THE TIMBER OF THE GOLDEN HIND

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason why locusts swarm are because when they are in groups, a "hot-spot" behind their hind legs is stimulated, which in turn causes their destructive nature. A large swarm of locusts can eat eighty thousand tons of corn in a day
    • Hind A domestic; a servant.
    • Hind A peasant; a rustic; a farm servant. "The hind , that homeward driving the slow steer
      Tells how man's daily work goes forward here."
    • Hind (Zoöl) 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.
    • a Hind 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.
    • Hind (Zoöl) The female of the red deer, of which the male is the stag.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When the are in danger, kangaroos will beat the ground loudly with their hind feet
    • n hind The female of the red deer or stag in and after its third year: correlative to hart for the male.
    • n hind One of various fishes of the family Serranidæ and genus Epinephelus, as E. drummond-hayi, a grouper of the Gulf coast of the United States.
    • n hind A laboring man attached to a household; an agricultural laborer; a peasant; a farm-servant; a rustic.
    • hind Pertaining to, constituting, or including the rear or posterior extremity, as of a body or an object; backward; posterior: opposed to fore: as, the hind toe of a bird; the hind feet of a horse; the hind part of an animal.
    • hind An abbreviation of Hindu, Hindustan, and Hindustani. In the etymologies of this dictionary it stands only for Hindustani.
    • n hind A small bass-like fish, Cephalopholis cruentalis, of the family Serranidæ, found in the West Indies. Those found in deep waters are red, and are known as red hinds; those found near the shore are dark brown, and are known as brown hinds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.
    • n Hind hīnd the female of the stag or red-deer
    • n Hind hīnd a farm-servant, esp. one having charge of a pair of horses, with cottage on the farm, formerly bound to supply a female field-worker (bondager).
    • adj Hind hīnd placed in the rear: pertaining to the part behind: backward
    • Hind opp. to Fore
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Quotations

  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.”

Idioms

Crooked as a dog's hind leg - Someone who is very dishonest is as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
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Suck hind teat - A person who sucks hind teat is at a disadvantage or considered worse or less important that others.
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Talk the hind legs off a donkey - A person who is excessively or extremely talkative can talk the hind legs off a donkey.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hine, AS. hīne, hīna, orig. gen. pl. of hīwan, domestics; akin to Icel. hjū, man and wife, domestics, family, Goth. heiwa,frauja master of the house, G. hei,rath marriage; cf. L. civis, citizen, E. city, or E. home,. Cf. Hide a measure of land

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Hinde, District Inspector of Police in Ballyguttery, was considering the situation.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
To the same effect Hind, who found that 95/100ths of the Sun's diameter was covered at Constantinople.
"The Story of Eclipses" by George Chambers
Wanton slaughter it was, without even the excuse of the necessity of meat, since only a yearling's hind quarters were gone.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Brick also singled out a buck, but excitement unsteadied his hand, and he merely wounded the animal in the hind flank.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Hind may be for Hine, a farm servant (Chapter III), or for Mid.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
There was a pause and Kari rose on his hind legs and held his front legs up.
"Kari the Elephant" by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
And Baldo lowered his body behind, and bent his hind legs at the knees.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
The third demand of Eurystheus was that Hercules bring to him alive the hind Cerynitis.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
He placed the trap between his hind legs, with a hind paw on each spring, and pressed down with all his weight.
"The Biography of a Grizzly" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The coyote made a swift lunge and drove his teeth in one hind leg.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
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In poetry:

And syne he's hyed him oer the dale,
His father dear to see:
"Sing O and O for my bonny hind,
Beneath yon hollin tree!"
"The Bonny Hind" by Andrew Lang
They had killed a hart, they had killed a hind,
Ready to carry away,
When they heard a whimper down the wind
And they heard a bloodhound bay.
"The Ballad of Minepit Shaw" by Rudyard Kipling
Chloe, you shun me like a hind
That, seeking vainly for her mother,
Hears danger in each breath of wind,
And wildly darts this way and t' other;
"To Chloe" by Eugene Field
A hundred hollow years will speed
As I decay;
And I'll be comrade to the weed,
Kin to the clay;
Until some hind in homing-need
Will pass my way.
"The Hearth-Stone" by Robert W Service
Home, red with earth, the weary hind
Plods through the thistly stubbles wide.
Shrill birds hang wavering down the wind.
The miry hunters homeward ride.
"Song The Eigth" by Thomas Aird
That thou didst seem, thou wast indeed,
In sport thy tools thou didst not use;
Nor, helping hind's or fisher's need,
The labourer's hire, too nice, refuse.
"The Carpenter" by George MacDonald

In news:

A man was shot to death after beating another man with a borrowed hammer , the Hinds County Sheriff's Department said.
Greg Hind, a Mountain View native and three-time All-America water polo player at San Jose State, died last week in San Luis Obispo after a short illness.
Mastodon's Troy Sanders: System of a Down Not Responsible for Brent Hinds' Hospitalization .
Julie Hinds' Pop Week: A Friend, a Housewife , an adorable fish.
Dozens of people lined up early Saturday inside the Hinds County Clerk's office to make sure their vote was counted.
Hinds County schools Superintendent Stephen Handley is paying a $2,000 fine for illegally using district resources to develop educational software.
A new study has identified a significant link between hind limb lameness and saddle slip, showing consistent saddle slip in some horses with hind limb lameness, even when the lameness is fairly subtle and difficult to detect.
Deputies are searching for two inmates who were mistakenly released from the Hinds County Detention Center.
Ciarán Hinds Channels Clinton, LBJ for Political Animals.
Ciarán Hinds as Bud Hammond in "Political Animals".
Supervisor fears some Hinds Co.
Graham said he just wants to know what happened and he's calling on the Hinds County Election Commission and fellow supervisors to get involved.
Guitar World Spends an Evening With Mastodon Guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher.
Mastodon 's Troy Sanders: System of a Down Not Responsible for Brent Hinds' Hospitalization.
Q&A with Tom Hinde, President and Director of Winemaking of Yao Family Wines.
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In science:

Hinds: In The Spectrum of Atomic Hydrogen: Advances.
Simple Atoms, Quantum Electrodynamics and Fundamental Constants
For most of the stringy literatures, the simpler cycle-picture are more dominating (in In the hind sight, there the region of the related Wilson’s theory-space where “branes are really branes”). might be a reason for this: Recall that an open string interacts with D-branes via its end-points.
Azumaya-type noncommutative spaces and morphisms therefrom: Polchinski's D-branes in string theory from Grothendieck's viewpoint
The electron beam will pass through the basis of the U-shaped channels, entering and exiting through thin aluminum windows, and produce Cherenkov photons which are then reflected towards a photodetector mounted on the hind U-leg.
Compton Cherenkov Detector Development for ILC Polarimetry
The photodetector mounting on the hind U-leg is realized exchangeably to enable the testing of several different PDs (and different read-out modes) within one setup.
Compton Cherenkov Detector Development for ILC Polarimetry
Hinds D A, Levitt M (1994) Exploring conformational space with a simple lattice model for protein structure. J Mol Biol 243: 668-682. 28.
Random Network Behaviour of Protein Structures
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