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hinder


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hind  \Hind\,  a.  [Compar.  {Hinder};  superl.  {Hindmost},  or 
  {Hindermost}.]  [OE.  hind,  adv.,  back  AS  hindan  behind.  See 
  {Hinder},  a.] 
  In  the  rear;  --  opposed  to  front;  of  or  pertaining  to  the 
  part  or  end  which  follows  or  is  behind,  in  opposition  to  the 
  part  which  leads  or  is  before  as  the  hind  legs  or  hind  feet 
  of  a  quadruped;  the  hind  man  in  a  procession. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hinder  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hinder  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hinder  \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 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  To  check;  retard;  impede;  delay;  block;  clog;  prevent; 
  stop;  interrupt;  counteract;  thwart;  oppose;  obstruct; 
  debar;  embarrass. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hinder 
  adj  :  located  at  or  near  the  back  of  an  animal;  "back  (or  hind) 
  legs";  "the  hinder  part  of  a  carcass"  [syn:  {back(a)}, 
  {hind(a)},  {hinder(a)}] 
  v  1:  be  a  hindrance  or  obstacle  to  "She  is  impeding  the  progress 
  of  our  project"  [syn:  {impede}] 
  2:  hinder  or  prevent  the  progress  or  accomplishment  of  "His 
  brother  blocked  him  at  every  turn"  [syn:  {obstruct},  {blockade}, 
  {block},  {stymie},  {stymy},  {embarrass}] 
  3:  put  at  a  disadvantage  [syn:  {handicap},  {hamper},  {disadvantage}] 




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