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Definitions and meaning of hinder

hinder

Alternative forms

  • hindre (archaic)

Etymology 1

From Middle English hindren, from Old English hindrian, from Proto-Germanic *hindrōną, *hinderōną (to hinder), from Proto-Germanic *hinder (back) (adverb). Cognate with Dutch hinderen and German hindern, Latin contra (back, against).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɪndə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɪndɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪndə(r)

Verb

hinder (third-person singular simple present hinders, present participle hindering, simple past and past participle hindered)

  1. (transitive) To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
    A drought hinders the growth of plants.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V act ii, scene 2 (act i; First Folio ed.):
      Since God ſo graciouſly hath brought to light
      This dangerous Treaſon, lurking in our way,
      To hinder our beginnings.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To keep back; to delay or impede; to prevent.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona act ii, scene 7 (First Folio ed.):
      Then let me goe, and hinder not my courſe
    • (Can we date this quote by John Locke and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right?
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To cause harm.
Quotations
  • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:hinder.
Synonyms
  • (to delay or impede movement): bar, block, delay, hamper, impede, obstruct, restrain, stop
  • (to make a task difficult): delay, frustrate, hamper, impede, obstruct, prevent, thwart; See also Thesaurus:hinder
Antonyms
  • (to delay or impede movement): aid, assist, help
  • (to make a task difficult): assist, expedite, facilitate, help
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

comparative form of hind: more hind

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪn.də/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪn.dɚ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪndə(r)

Adjective

hinder (not comparable)

  1. Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows.
    the hinder end of a wagon
    the hinder parts of a horse
    • 1990 - C. W. H. Havard (ed.), Black's Medical Dictionary, 36th edition, p 673
      On a line dividing the front two-thirds from the hinder one-third, and set in the shape of a V, is a row of seven to twelve large flat-topped circumvallate papillae, ...

hinder

  1. comparative form of hind: more hind
Usage notes

Most current uses of this adjective occur in anatomical contexts.

Quotations
  • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:hinder.
Synonyms
  • (of or belonging to that part in the rear): back, hind, rear, posterior
Antonyms
  • (of or belonging to that part in the rear): fore, front
Related terms
  • hind
  • hindermost
  • hindmost
Translations

Noun

hinder (plural hinders)

  1. (slang, euphemistic) The buttocks.
    • 1997, Richard Laliberte and Stephen C. George, The Men's Health Guide to Peak Conditioning [2], →ISBN, page 195:
      Like martial arts, in-line skating is predicated on the notion that sooner or later you're going to end up on your hinder.
Quotations
  • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:hinder.
Translations

Anagrams

  • herdin', hindre

Danish

Etymology 1

From hindre (to hinder). Cognate to German Low German hinder, hinter and Old Norse hindr.

Noun

hinder n

  1. hindrance, obstacle, impediment, obstruction
Related terms
  • hindre, hindring

Etymology 2

See hind.

Alternative forms

  • hinde

Noun

hinder c

  1. indefinite plural of hind

Etymology 3

See hinde.

Noun

hinder c

  1. indefinite plural of hinde

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch hinder, from the verb hinderen.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪndər

Noun

hinder m (uncountable)

  1. hindrance, impediment, obstruction

Derived terms

  • geluidshinder

Verb

hinder

  1. first-person singular present indicative of hinderen
  2. imperative of hinderen

German

Verb

hinder

  1. First-person singular present of hindern.
  2. Imperative singular of hindern.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse hindr

Pronunciation

Noun

hinder n (definite singular hinderet or hindret, indefinite plural hinder or hindre, definite plural hindra or hindrene)

  1. obstacle, hindrance, impediment
  2. fence, jump, hurdle (in a competition)
  3. hurdles (athletics, race over hurdles)

References

  • “hinder” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “hinder” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse hindr

Noun

hinder n (definite singular hinderet, indefinite plural hinder, definite plural hindera)

  1. obstacle, hindrance, impediment
  2. fence, jump, hurdle (in a competition)
  3. hurdles (athletics, race over hurdles)

References

  • “hinder” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

hinder n

  1. obstacle, impediment, obstruction

Usage notes

  • (For some cases) Recommendations against the use of this word in legal prose, together with suggested replacements, are found in Svarta listan : Ord och fraser som kan ersättas i författningsspråk (4th ed., 2011), published by the government of Sweden.

Declension

Derived terms

  • hinderbana
  • hinderlöpning
  • trafikhinder

Related terms

  • hindra

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to impede.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)