Definition of hind adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//haɪnd//
; NAmE NAmE//haɪnd//
Parts of animals
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  • [only before noun] the hind legs or feet of an animal with four legs are those at the back The horse reared up on its hind legs. opposite fore, front See related entries: Parts of animals
  • Word Originadjective Middle English: perhaps shortened from Old English behindan, bihindan, from bi ‘by’ + hindan ‘from behind’.Idioms
    talk the hind leg off a donkey
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    (informal) to talk too much, especially about boring or unimportant things
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hind