from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To be or get in the way of.
- transitive v. To obstruct or delay the progress of.
- intransitive v. To interfere with action or progress.
- adj. Variant of hind1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
- v. To keep back; to delay or impede.
- v. To cause harm.
- adj. Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows.
- adj. comparative form of hind: more hind
- n. The buttocks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows
- transitive v. 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
- transitive v. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
- intransitive v. To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the rear; being or coming after; latter: same as hind, which is a modern form, now more common.
- To go backward.
- To hold or keep back; prevent from moving or proceeding; stop; interrupt; obstruct; check; impede; retard: as, to hinder one from entering; their march was hindered by fallen trees. It denotes either partial or complete obstruction, according to the context.
- Synonyms To delay, oppose, prevent, obstruct, embarrass.
- To be an obstacle or impediment; stand in the way.
- n. In hand-ball, a ball struck by a player which afterward strikes his opponent; or one with which the server hits his opponent while standing in the ace-line; or one which strikes the opponent, who thus hinders it from reaching the front wall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be a hindrance or obstacle to
- adj. located at or near the back of an animal
- v. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
- v. put at a disadvantage
Middle English hindren, from Old English hindrian; see ko- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English hindrian, from Proto-Germanic *hindrōnan (“to put back”), from *hinder (“back”) (adverb). Cognate with Dutch hinderen and German hindern, Latin contra ("back, against"). (Wiktionary)
comparative form of hind: more hind (Wiktionary)