Definitions for hinderˈhɪn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hin•der*ˈhɪn dər

  1. (v.t.)to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede.

  2. to prevent from doing, acting, or happening; stop.

  3. (v.i.)to be an obstacle or impediment.

* Syn: See prevent.

Origin of hinder:

bef. 1000; ME hindren, OE hindrian to hold back

hind•erˈhaɪn dər(adj.)

  1. situated at the rear or back; posterior.

Origin of hinder:

1250–1300; ME; cf. OE hinder behind, c. OS hindiro, OHG hintar, Go hindar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. back(a), hind(a), hinder(a)(verb)

    located at or near the back of an animal

    "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"

  2. impede, hinder(verb)

    be a hindrance or obstacle to

    "She is impeding the progress of our project"

  3. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

  4. handicap, hinder, hamper(verb)

    put at a disadvantage

    "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hinder(verb)ˈhaɪn dər

    to make difficult

    The rescue mission was hindered by bad weather.


  1. hinder(Noun)

    The buttocks.

  2. hinder(Adjective)

    Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows.

  3. Origin: From hindrian, from hindrōnan, from hinder (adverb). Cognate with Dutch hinderen and German hindern, contra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hinder(adj)

    of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder parts of a horse

  2. Hinder(adj)

    to keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; -- often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going

  3. Hinder(adj)

    to prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out

  4. Hinder(verb)

    to interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance


  1. Hinder

    Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, guitarist Joe 'Blower' Garvey, and singer Austin Winkler. The band was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

Translations for hinder

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to delay or prevent; to make difficult

All these interruptions hinder my work; All the interruptions hinder me from working.

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