Rind vs Hind - What's the difference?

rind | hind |

As nouns the difference between rind and hind

is that rind is a bovine animal, cow, ox, head of cattle while hind is a female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old or hind can be (archaic) a servant, especially an agricultural labourer.

As an adjective hind is

located at the rear (most often said of animals' body parts).



(wikipedia rind)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) rinde, from Proto-Germanic *rind?. Cognate with (etyl) Rinde.


(en noun)
  • tree bark
  • A hard, tough outer layer, particularly on food such as fruit, cheese, etc
  • * Shakespeare
  • Sweetest nut hath sourest rind .
  • * Milton
  • Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind / With all thy charms, although this corporal rind / Thou hast immanacled.
  • The gall, the crust, the insolence; often as "the immortal rind "
  • * 1939 , Roy Forster, Joyous Deliverance , London: Thornton Butterworth, p. 262:
  • Taking the money from a man when he's got his pants down. What are you, a doctor or a tailor's tout? Thirty bucks! If I figured you'd have the rind to touch me that much I'd have lashed them up with a pair of braces!
  • * 1940 , Amy Helen Bell (ed.), London Was Ours: Diaries and Memoirs of the London Blitz, 1940-1941 , published 2002, Kingston, Ontario: Queen's University, ISBN 9780612732810, p. 99:
  • April 9, 1940. Then one of our RAF customers had the rind to suggest that ‘you women ought to give up smoking for the duration you know’. This , when they have the alternative of smoking pipes which is not open to us, [...]
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  • * 2010 , (David Stubbs), Send Them Victorious: England's Path to Glory 2006-2010 , O Books (Zero Books), ISBN 9781846944574, p. 12:
  • [About a football match.] Come the second half and the Trinidadians and Tobagans had the immortal rind to make excursions into the England half, the spectacle of which was deeply offensive to those whose memories extend to those happy days before 1962, when independence was unwisely conferred on this archipelago. Back in those days, a game like this would have presented little anxiety. Any goals scored by the Trinidadians, or Tobagans for that matter, would have been instantly become the property of the Crown and therefore added to England's tally. Glad times – 22 men working together for a common aim. However, such is the insolence of the modern age that these dark fellows dared approach the England penalty box, forelocks untugged, as if demanding instant entry to the Garrick club without having been put up by existing members.
    Derived terms
    * immortal rind * pork rind
    See also
    * peel * skin


    (en verb)
  • To remove the rind from.
  • Etymology 2

    Cognate with Flemish (rijne), Low German ryn.

    Alternative forms

    * rynd * rine


    (en noun)
  • An iron support fitting used on the upper millstone of a grist mill
  • Anagrams

    * ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).


  • Located at the rear (most often said of animals' body parts).
  • * 1918 , Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter V
  • When it had advanced from the wood, it hopped much after the fashion of a kangaroo, using its hind feet and tail to propel it, and when it stood erect, it sat upon its tail.
    Derived terms
    * hind leg

    Etymology 2

    (Epinephelus) (etyl) (m), from (etyl), from a formation on (etyl) . Cognate with (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m).


    (en noun)
  • A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.
  • *, III.1.3:
  • Nature binds all creatures to love their young ones; an hen to preserve her brood will run upon a lion, an hind will fight with a bull, a sow with a bear, a silly sheep with a fox.
  • A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus .
  • Synonyms
    * (female deer) doe

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) , in the phrase h?na fæder'' ‘paterfamilias’. The ''-d'' is a later addition (compare ''sound ).


    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A servant, especially an agricultural labourer.
  • *, I.51:
  • *:Attilius Regulus .
  • * 1827 , Maria Elizabeth Budden, Nina, An Icelandic Tale , page 41:
  • The peaceful tenour of Nina's life was interrupted one morning by the mysterious looks and whisperings of her maids and hinds .
  • * 1931 , Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth :
  • that my brother can sit at leisure in a seat and learn something and I must work like a hind , who am your son as well as he!