verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- hindemith, paul,
- hindenburg line,
- hindenburg, paul von,
Origin of hinder1
Origin of hinder2
Examples from the Web for hinder
Graham told The Daily Beast on Monday it might do more to hinder the president than to help him.Republicans Offer Obama ISIS War Authorization He Doesn’t Want|Josh Rogin|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Simply stated, the harshness of the elements conspires to help, rather than hinder, the lucky few.
Quora Q: Does drinking water during meals help or hinder the digestive system?Quora Q: Does Drinking Water During Meals Help or Hinder the Digestive System?|Quora Contributor|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, in the end, what will likely hinder Hidary is that he is not Bloombergian enough.Jack Hidary Waits to Make His Push in New York City Mayoral Race|David Freedlander|August 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He chastises Israel for segregationist policies but it is his one-nation allies that hinder integration efforts.
Nothing remained to hinder the balloon from ascending but the hands and weight of those who were holding on to it with ropes.Erewhon|Samuel Butler
The hinder legs were much unlike the former, and also much longer.Curious Creatures in Zoology|John Ashton
She answers to this, "I cannot see how my love will hinder you."Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
I see now that all physical obstacles, which may for a while hinder, will inevitably be overcome.Famous Men of Science|Sarah K. Bolton
Hervey Willetts would do this thing or crash his brains out, one or the other, and no one could help or hinder him.Tom Slade on Mystery Trail|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Word Origin for hinder
Word Origin for hinder
Old English hindrian "to harm, injure, impair, check, repress," from Proto-Germanic *hinderojanan (cf. Old Norse hindra, Dutch hinderen, Old High German hintaron, German hindern "to keep back"), from a root meaning "on that side of, behind" (cf. hind (adj.)); thus the ground sense is "to put or keep back," though this sense in English is recorded only from late 14c. Related: Hindered; hindering.
"situated in the rear, toward the back," late 14c., probably from Old English hinder (adv.) "behind, back, afterward," but treated as a comparative of hind (adj.). Related to Old High German hintar, German hinter, Gothic hindar "behind." Middle English had hinderhede, literally "hinder-hood; posterity in time, inferiority in rank;" and hinderling "person fallen from moral or social respectability, wretch."