verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- hindemith, paul,
- hindenburg line,
- hindenburg, paul von,
Origin of hinder1
Examples from the Web for hindered
And the evangelism so important to the Christian enterprise will be hindered.Love Trumped Rules for Fired Methodist Rev. Frank Schaefer|Gene Robinson|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Record temperatures and powerful winds have hindered firefighting efforts, continually driving the fire past containment lines.
The suffragists claimed that quite the opposite was true and that militancy had hindered rather than helped women win the vote.The Lessons of the British Women’s Fight for the Vote|Frances Osborne|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her beauty actually may have hindered her attempt to become a standup comic.
It did not require giving Iran new documents, a demand that has hindered progress in the investigation.Exclusive: U.N. Won’t Back Down on Iran Nuclear Inspections|Michael Adler|March 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But hindered by the bonds that bound her, she was unable to follow with suppleness the motion of her mount.
Passion and prejudice have often hindered the attainment of noble ends which were earnestly sought.Religious Folk-Songs of the Southern Negroes|Howard W. Odum
In their desire to get at him they hindered each other, struck blows that found the wrong mark.The Yukon Trail|William MacLeod Raine
He rose lightly above all obstacles that opposed and hindered.The Promise of Air|Algernon Blackwood
It is rather because I am hindered by something that I cannot overcome.The Shield|Various
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."