What does impede mean?

Definitions for impedeɪmˈpid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impede, hinder(verb)

    be a hindrance or obstacle to

    "She is impeding the progress of our project"

  2. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

Wiktionary

  1. impede(Verb)

    to get in the way of; to hinder

  2. Origin: From impedire, from pes (compare pedestrian). First attested use as a verb was in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impede(verb)

    to hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops

  2. Origin: [L. impedire, lit., to entangle the feet; pref. im- in + pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Impeach.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impede

    im-pēd′, v.t. to hinder or obstruct.—n. Impē′dance, hinderance, esp. in electricity an apparent increase of resistance due to induction in a circuit.—adj. Imped′ible, capable of being impeded.—n. Imped′iment, that which impedes: hinderance: a defect preventing fluent speech.—n.pl. Impediment′a, military baggage, baggage generally.—adjs. Impedimen′tal, Imped′itive, causing hinderance. [L. impedīrein, in, pes, pedis, a foot.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impede in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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