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Meaning of HINDER

Pronunciation:  'hIndur

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

HINDER is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
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