Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the rear; being or coming after; latter: same as hind, which is a modern form, now more common.
  • 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.
  • To go backward.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb 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 verb To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
  • adjective Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows
  • intransitive verb To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows.
  • adjective comparative form of hind: more hind
  • noun slang, euphemistic The buttocks.
  • verb transitive To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
  • verb transitive To keep back; to delay or impede.
  • verb transitive, obsolete To cause harm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
  • adjective located at or near the back of an animal
  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
  • verb put at a disadvantage

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

comparative form of hind: more hind

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

Examples

  • Furthermore, in all animals the upper and front parts are better, stronger, and more thoroughly equipped in the male than in the female, whereas in the female those parts are the better that may be termed hinder-parts or underparts.

    The History of Animals

  • "We have to sacrifice for our religion and not let titles hinder us."

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  • He makes the duties of our general and particular calling hinder and jostle out one another.

    The Lord's Prayer

  • Scott Gration told lawmakers at a Senate hearing that the U.S. sanctions linked to that designation hinder his and others 'work to rebuild the war-torn African country's infrastructure and to help people suffering in camps.

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  • The characteristics from your "hinder" list can be especially important in endearing your character to the reader, and allowing them to identify with the character and the story.

    Sketch a Novel in an Hour Exercise

  • These answers help define how your character will respond to the obstacles you've placed in their way, and remember that the "hinder" list is just as important as the "help" list.

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  • The characteristics from your "hinder" list can be especially important in endearing your character to the reader, and allowing them to identify with the character and the story.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • These answers help define how your character will respond to the obstacles you've placed in their way, and remember that the "hinder" list is just as important as the "help" list.

    Sketch a Novel in an Hour Exercise

  • It may kind of hinder that sort of chasing of the baby.

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  • Given all that (and assuming that I’m not just talking out of my hinder, which is quite an assumption), how do you decide what kind of story you’re reading?

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