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hinder

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[ hin-der ]
/ ˈhɪn dər /
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verb (used with object)
to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede: The storm hindered our progress.
to prevent from doing, acting, or happening; stop: to hinder a man from committing a crime.
verb (used without object)
to be an obstacle or impediment.
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Origin of hinder

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English hindren, Old English hindrian “to hold back,” equivalent to hinder hinder2 + -ian causative verb suffix

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2. See prevent.

OTHER WORDS FROM hinder

hin·der·er, nounhin·der·ing·ly, adverbun·hin·der·ing, adjectiveun·hin·der·ing·ly, adverb

Other definitions for hinder (2 of 2)

hinder2
[ hahyn-der ]
/ ˈhaɪn dər /

adjective
situated at the rear or back; posterior: the hinder part of a carcass.
noun
Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S. the buttocks.

Origin of hinder

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1250–1300; Middle English; compare Old English hinder (adv.) behind; cognate with German hinter (preposition) behind
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British Dictionary definitions for hinder (1 of 2)

hinder1
/ (ˈhɪndə) /

verb
to be or get in the way of (someone or something); hamper
(tr) to prevent

Derived forms of hinder

hinderer, nounhindering, adjective, noun

Word Origin for hinder

Old English hindrian; related to Old Norse hindra, Old High German hintarōn

British Dictionary definitions for hinder (2 of 2)

hinder2
/ (ˈhaɪndə) /

adjective
(prenominal) situated at or further towards the back or rear; posteriorthe hinder parts

Word Origin for hinder

Old English; related to Old Norse hindri latter, Gothic hindar beyond, Old High German hintar behind
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