Hind Hind, a. [Compar. {Hinder}; superl. {Hindmost}, or {Hindermost}.] [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]

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  • hindmost — [hīn′dərmōst΄hīnd′mōst΄] adj. [ME: see HIND1 & MOST] farthest back; closest to the rear; last: also hindermost [hīn′dərmōst΄] …   English World dictionary

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  • Hindmost — Hindermost Hind er*most , Hindmost Hind most , a. [The superlative of hind. See {Hind}, a.] [Cf. AS. hindema (akin to Goth. hindumists), a superlative from the same source as the comparative hinder. See {Hinder}, a., and cf. {Aftermost}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hindmost — adjective old use furthest behind see also: devil take the hindmost devil (14) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • hindmost — adjective Date: 14th century farthest to the rear ; last …   New Collegiate Dictionary