Hinder meaning

hĭndər
To obstruct or delay the progress of.

A snowfall hindered the mountain climbers; lack of funds that hindered research.

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Comparative form of hind: more hind.
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To interfere with action or progress.
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To make difficult for; thwart; impede; frustrate.
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To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.

A drought hinders the growth of plants.

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To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop.
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(now rare) Hind; rear; posterior.
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To delay action; be a hindrance.
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To keep back; to delay or impede; to prevent.
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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.

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(slang, euphemistic) The buttocks.
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To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.

An example of to hinder is to block an entrance with barriers.

An example of to hinder is to hold someone's arm to keep them from going through a door.

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Origin of hinder

  • Middle English hindren from Old English hindrian ko- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English hindrian, from Proto-Germanic *hindrōną (“to put back”), from *hinder (“back”) (adverb). Cognate with Dutch hinderen and German hindern, Latin contra (“back, against”).

    From Wiktionary

  • comparative form of hind: more hind

    From Wiktionary