Definitions for hurdleˈhɜr dl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurdle(noun)

    a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races

  2. hurdle(noun)

    an obstacle that you are expected to overcome

    "the last hurdle before graduation"

  3. vault, hurdle(verb)

    the act of jumping over an obstacle

  4. hurdle(verb)

    jump a hurdle

Wiktionary

  1. hurdle(Noun)

    An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses jump in a race.

  2. hurdle(Noun)

    A perceived obstacle.

  3. hurdle(Noun)

    A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.

  4. hurdle(Verb)

    To jump over something while running.

    He hurdled the bench in his rush to get away.

  5. hurdle(Verb)

    To compete in the track and field events of hurdles (e.g. high hurdles).

  6. hurdle(Verb)

    To overcome an obstacle.

  7. Origin: From hyrdel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurdle(noun)

    a movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes

  2. Hurdle(noun)

    in England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution

  3. Hurdle(noun)

    an artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race

  4. Hurdle(verb)

    to hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles

  5. Origin: [OE. hurdel, hirdel, AS. hyrdel; akin to D. horde, OHG. hurt, G. hrde a hurdle, fold, pen, Icel. hur door, Goth. hards, L. cratis wickerwork, hurdle, Gr. , Skr. kt to spin, ct to bind, connect. 16. Cf. Crate, Grate, n.]

Freebase

  1. Hurdle

    A hurdle is a moveable section of light fence. Traditionally hurdles were made from wattle, but modern hurdles are often made of metal. Hurdles are used for handling livestock, as decorative fencing, for horse racing and in the track and field event of hurdling.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hurdle

    hur′dl, n. a frame of twigs or sticks interlaced: (agri.) a movable frame of timber or iron for gates, &c.: a rude sledge on which criminals were drawn to the gallows.—v.t. to enclose with hurdles.—n. Hur′dle-race, a race where the runners, whether men or horses, have to clear a succession of hurdles. [A.S. hyrdel; Ger. hürde.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurdle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurdle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Woodward:

    Problem solved. This was the major hurdle and changes everything.

  2. Chris Gaffney:

    The numbers did not disappoint. We cleared the last hurdle for a rate increase.

  3. Ilpo Huhtaniemi:

    The biology is the biggest hurdle ... at every heartbeat men produce thousands of sperm.

  4. Frank Wells:

    They've got a pretty high hurdle here to demonstrate that these (appellate) judges were incorrect.

  5. John Casale:

    There's never been a slowdown in our process of thinking about cases, this was a hurdle we had to overcome.

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