Definition of hind in English:



  • attributive (especially of a bodily part) situated at the back; posterior.

    ‘a hind leg’
    • ‘The Elders showed them how to gut the carcass and prepare the hide with a traditional tool fashioned from a hind leg bone.’
    • ‘Artaxes reared onto his hind legs, and gave a quick kick of his back legs, and Miri could hold him back no longer.’
    • ‘The unicorn whinnied and reared up onto her hind legs, ‘I'll take it from her Mel.’’
    • ‘Have you ever been roared at by a man-eater with fangs four inches away from your face, as it reared on its hind legs to lunge six feet tall at you?’
    • ‘Then the turtle reared on its hind legs and grew five times its original size.’
    • ‘The dragon reared up onto its hind legs, his front foot connecting roughly with Fin's chest.’
    • ‘One of the animals filled the screen, rearing up on its hind legs and seemingly staring back at her with dark eyes.’
    • ‘Some apes started walking on hind legs, employing their forelimbs as hands for holding and shaping tools.’
    • ‘Every hour, it jerkily rears up on its hind legs and waggles its forelegs a bit.’
    • ‘After the skin was sutured, the outer end of the tube was fixed with surgical tape at the shaved hind leg.’
    • ‘The same held true when they injected the drug into multiple ganglia that connect to the tail and hind legs.’
    • ‘Moments later he appeared, dragging his hind legs.’
    • ‘She pulled back hard on the reigns, and the horse reared back on its hind legs.’
    • ‘Path reared up onto her hind legs, kicking more of the enemy with her iron-like hooves.’
    • ‘Tyran reared onto his hind legs in rage, his nostrils flaring and his breathing intense.’
    • ‘Lacey tried to get close to the Mare, but it reared up on its hind legs, kicking out at her with her forelegs, forcing her back out of the horse's reach.’
    • ‘As the hunters approached the creature, it roared loudly, reared up on its hind legs, then charged the small group.’
    • ‘It howled again, then reared back onto its hind two legs.’
    • ‘This was associated with infection by a flatworm or fluke infection called Ribeiroia, which formed cysts near the hind legs.’
    • ‘Herodotus rejoins that camels have four thighbones in their hind legs, and that their genitals face backwards.’
    back, rear, hinder, hindmost, posterior
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Middle English: perhaps shortened from Old English behindan (see behind).