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Meaning of HURDLE

Pronunciation:  'hurdl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of jumping over an obstacle
  2. [n]  a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
  3. [n]  an obstacle that you are expected to overcome; "the last hurdle before graduation"
  4. [v]  jump a hurdle

HURDLE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: vault
 See Also: barrier, jump, jumping, obstacle, obstruction, overleap, vault



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hur"dle\, n. [OE. hurdel, hirdel, AS. hyrdel; akin to D.
    horde, OHG. hurt, G. h["u]rde a hurdle, fold, pen, Icel. hur?
    door, Goth. ha['u]rds, L. cratis wickerwork, hurdle, Gr. ?,
    Skr. k?t to spin, c?t to bind, connect. [root]16. Cf.
    {Crate}, {Grate}, n.]
    1. A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and
       stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for
       folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in
       fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
    2. In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were
       formerly drawn to the place of execution. --Bacon.
    3. An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which
       men or horses leap in a race.
    {Hurdle race}, a race in which artificial barriers in the
       form of hurdles, fences, etc., must be leaped.
  2. \Hur"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hurdleed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Hurdleing}.]
    To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles. --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing hurdles in your dream, symbolizes the barriers and obstacles that are in your way throughout your life. If you jump over the hurdles, then it indicates that you are goal-oriented and do not let anything get in your way of your success. If you knock over the hurdle, then it represents difficulties. You will need to work hard in achieving your goals.
Thesaurus Terms
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