Hypertext Webster Gateway: "hinder"

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.

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) 1.7 (wn)

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; "The brace I have to wear is
hindering my movements" [syn: {handicap}, {hamper}]

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