Definitions for: Hinder

[v] put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
[v] be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
[v] hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"

Webster (1913) Definition: Hind"er, a. [OE. hindere, AS. hinder, adv., behind;
akin to OHG. hintar, prep., behind, G. hinter, Goth. hindar;
orig. a comparative, and akin to AS. hine hence. See Hence,
He, and cf. Hind, a., Hindmost.]
Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or
which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder
parts of a horse.

He was in the hinder part of the ship. --Mark iv. 38.

Hin"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hindered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Hindering.] [OE. hindren, hinderen, AS. hindrian, fr.
hinder behind; akin to D. hinderen, G. hindern, OHG.
hintar?n, Icel. & Sw. hindra, Dan. hindre. See Hinder, a.]
1. To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving
forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a
full stop; -- often followed by from; as, an accident
hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants;
to hinder me from going.

Them that were entering in ye hindered. --Luke xi.

I hinder you too long. --Shak.

2. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.

What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of
families, from having the same right? --Locke.

Syn: To check; retard; impede; delay; block; clog; prevent;
stop; interrupt; counteract; thwart; oppose; obstruct;
debar; embarrass.

Hin"der, v. i.
To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.

This objection hinders not but that the heroic action
of some commander . . . may be written. --Dryden.

Synonyms: blockade, embarrass, hamper, handicap, impede, stymie, stymy

See Also: block, bottleneck, check, close up, disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour, filibuster, forbid, foreclose, forestall, hang, hobble, interfere, jam, keep, obstruct, obturate, occlude, preclude, prevent, set back, stonewall, stunt

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