Definition of Hinder

1. Verb. Be a hindrance or obstacle to. "She is impeding the progress of our project"

Exact synonyms: Impede
Specialized synonyms: Block, Close Up, Impede, Jam, Obstruct, Obturate, Occlude, Inhibit, Interfere, Set Back, Hobble, Stunt
Generic synonyms: Keep, Prevent
Derivative terms: Hindrance, Impediment

2. Adjective. Located at or near the back of an animal. "The hinder part of a carcass"
Exact synonyms: Back, Hind
Similar to: Posterior

3. Verb. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of. "His brother blocked him at every turn"

4. Verb. Put at a disadvantage. "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
Exact synonyms: Hamper, Handicap
Generic synonyms: Disadvantage, Disfavor, Disfavour
Derivative terms: Hamper, Handicap

Definition of Hinder

1. a. 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.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.

Definition of Hinder

1. Verb. (transitive) To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To keep back; to delay or impede. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To cause harm. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows. ¹

5. Adjective. (comparative of hind) ¹

6. Noun. (slang euphemistic) The buttocks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hinder

1. to impede [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: impede

Medical Definition of Hinder

1. 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." (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) Synonym: To check, retard, impede, delay, block, clog, prevent, stop, interrupt, counteract, thwart, oppose, obstruct, debar, embarrass. Origin: OE. Hindren, hinderen, AS. Hindrian, fr. Hinder behind; akin to D. Hinderen, G. Hindern, OHG. Hintarn, Icel. & Sw. Hindra, Dan. Hindre. See Hinder. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Hinder

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... and will hinder and interrupt the citizens in their lawful use of the same as a common and public highway ; and they also charge that it will hinder and ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"To bitoy; to make float; to hinder from sinking. - bottomless controversies, which, like a gulph, "Tis not to my purpose to ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The inner tubercle (3) is generally a conical pointed cusp, placed to the inner side of the hinder lobe of the blade. The special characters of these teeth ..."

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