hinder

1
[ hin-der ]
/ ˈhɪn dər /

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.

Origin of hinder

1
before 1000; Middle English hindren, Old English hindrian “to hold back,” equivalent to hinder hinder2 + -ian causative verb suffix

Related forms

Synonym study

2. See prevent.
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British Dictionary definitions for unhindered (1 of 3)

unhindered

/ (ʌnˈhɪndəd) /

adjective

without hindrancehe could proceed unhindered

British Dictionary definitions for unhindered (2 of 3)

hinder

1
/ (ˈhɪndə) /

verb

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

Derived Forms

hinderer, nounhindering, adjective, noun

Word Origin for hinder

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

British Dictionary definitions for unhindered (3 of 3)

hinder

2
/ (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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