American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of hindering.
- n. The condition of being hindered.
- n. One that hinders; an impediment. See Synonyms at obstacle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which hinders or stops progression or advance; impediment; obstruction.
- n. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
- n. The state or act of hindering something
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.
- n. That which hinders; an impediment.
- n. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
- n. the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
- n. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
- From hinder + -ance (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hindraunce, harm, from hindren, to hinder; see hinder1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Another hindrance is the way the United States handles its customs administration, where uncertainty as to rate of duty and delay in getting goods through the customs often makes it impractical, if not impossible, for the businessman to ship his goods to that market.”
“The old Buddhist manuals called that a hindrance — a hindrance is basically any story that you believe instead of what is actually happening.”
“High prices of cellular data services have been the main hindrance to mainstream adoption of such services thus far.”
“I would argue that a college campus, by virtue of the fact that it exists primarily to enable its students to learn freely and without hindrance, is entitled to put in place reasonable regulations to ensure that no one -- students, faculty members, staff, guests, or anybody who just happens to be wandering through at the time -- can impede the learning experience for those who are serious about it.”
“E.H. Carr, Isaac Deutscher, the novelist Naomi Mitchison (a "silly sympathiser"), and J.B. Priestley all pursued very successful careers without, so far as we know, any hindrance from the British government.”
“Patty Davis pointed that out, referring from the Pentagon that there is the very serious aspect of the debriefing of the crew that has to be done -- the formal process of actually hearing without any hindrance from the Chinese as to what took place, what may have caused this incident and who may truly be at fault for what happened.”
“The introduction of row cropping necessary for this purpose appears to present no great long-term hindrance, as it usually takes place to make weed control easier.”
“The most complete human being is he or she who consciously or unconsciously obeys the profound physical laws of our being in such a way that the spirit receives much help and as little hindrance from the body as possible.”
“The hindrance is gone from my life, but a horror has entered it beyond the conception of any soul that has not yielded itself to the unimaginable influences emanating from an accomplished crime.”
“And this they were allowed to do without let or hindrance from the English, as the latter had already quite as many prisoners as they could conveniently look after.”
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