browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
impede

more about impede

impede


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impede  \Im*pede"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Impeded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Impeding}.]  [L.  impedire,  lit.,  to  entangle  the  feet; 
  pref.  im-  in  +  pes,  pedis,  foot.  See  {Foot},  and  cf 
  {Impeach}.] 
  To  hinder;  to  stop  in  progress;  to  obstruct;  as  to  impede 
  the  advance  of  troops. 
 
  Whatever  hinders  or  impedes  The  action  of  the  nobler 
  will  --Logfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impede 
  v  1:  be  a  hindrance  or  obstacle  to  "She  is  impeding  the  progress 
  of  our  project"  [syn:  {hinder}] 
  2:  block  passage  through  "obstruct  the  path"  [syn:  {obstruct}, 
  {occlude},  {jam},  {block},  {close  up}]  [ant:  {free}] 




more about impede