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Webster 1913 Edition


Hinder

Hind′er

,
Adj.
[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
,
Adj.
,
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

,
Verb.
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[GREEK]n
, Icel. & Sw.
hindra
, Dan.
hindre
. See
Hinder
,
Adj.
]
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. 52.
I
hinder
you too long.
Shakespeare
2.
To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
Syn. – To check; retard; impede; delay; block; clog; prevent; stop; interrupt; counteract; thwart; oppose; obstruct; debar; embarrass.

Hin′der

,
Verb.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hinder

HINDER

,
Adj.
comp. of hind. That is in a position contrary to that of the head or fore part; designating the part which follows; as the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder part of a ship, or the stern. Acts 27.

Definition 2022


hinder

hinder

See also: hinder-

English

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Pronunciation

Verb

hinder (third-person singular simple present hinders, present participle hindering, simple past and past participle hindered)

  1. (transitive) To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
    A drought hinders the growth of plants.
    • 2011 December 10, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 1 - 0 Everton”, in BBC Sport:
      Arsenal were playing without a recognised full-back - their defence comprising four centre-halves - and the lack of width was hindering their progress.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V act ii, scene 2 (act i; First Folio ed.):
      Since God ſo graciouſly hath brought to light
      This dangerous Treaſon, lurking in our way,
      To hinder our beginnings.
  2. (transitive) To keep back; to delay or impede; to prevent.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona act ii, scene 7 (First Folio ed.):
      Then let me goe, and hinder not my courſe
    • John Locke
      What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right?
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To cause harm.
Quotations
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Antonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

comparative form of hind: more hind

Pronunciation

Adjective

hinder (not comparable)

  1. Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows.
    the hinder end of a wagon
    the hinder parts of a horse
    • 1990 - C. W. H. Havard (ed.), Black's Medical Dictionary, 36th edition, p 673
      On a line dividing the front two-thirds from the hinder one-third, and set in the shape of a V, is a row of seven to twelve large flat-topped circumvallate papillae, ...

hinder

  1. comparative form of hind: more hind
Usage notes

Most current uses of this adjective occur in anatomical contexts.

Quotations
  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:hinder.
Synonyms
Antonyms
  • (of or belonging to that part in the rear): fore, front
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Noun

hinder (plural hinders)

  1. (slang, euphemistic) The buttocks.
    • 1997, Richard Laliberte and Stephen C. George, The Men's Health Guide to Peak Conditioning , ISBN 0875963234, page 195:
      Like martial arts, in-line skating is predicated on the notion that sooner or later you're going to end up on your hinder.
Quotations
  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:hinder.
Translations

Danish

Etymology 1

From hindre (to hinder). Cognate to German Low German hinder, hinter and Old Norse hindr.

Noun

hinder n

  1. hindrance, obstacle, impediment, obstruction
    • være til hinder
      to be in the way
    • Der er intet til hinder for at ...
      There is nothing in the way (no obstacle against it), to ...
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Etymology 2

See hind.

Alternative forms

Noun

hinder c

  1. plural indefinite of hind

Etymology 3

See hinde.

Noun

hinder c

  1. plural indefinite of hinde

Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Middle Dutch hinder

Noun

hinder m (uncountable)

  1. hindrance, impediment, obstruction

Derived terms

Verb

hinder

  1. first-person singular present indicative of hinderen
  2. imperative of hinderen

German

Verb

hinder

  1. First-person singular present of hindern.
  2. Imperative singular of hindern.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

hinder n

  1. obstacle, impediment, obstruction

Declension

Inflection of hinder 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hinder hindret hinder hindren
Genitive hinders hindrets hinders hindrens

Usage notes

Derived terms

  • hinderbana
  • hinderlöpning
  • trafikhinder

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