What does impede mean?

Definitions for impede
ɪmˈpidim·pede

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impede, hinderverb

    be a hindrance or obstacle to

    "She is impeding the progress of our project"

  2. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upverb

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

Wiktionary

  1. impedeverb

    to get in the way of; to hinder

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impedeverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of impede in a Sentence

  1. Og Mandino:

    Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!

  2. Ellen Staurowsky:

    To respond to the very, very slow steps toward progress that are being forced by these lawsuits, to impede that progress with the possibility of locking athletes into this arcane system that does not represent their interest, I think is deeply worrisome.

  3. Anna Pinedo:

    These are not financial covenants, they're not the type of covenants that would impede a resolution.

  4. National Security Adviser Susan Rice:

    The competition must be fair, when China's economic policies impede the free flow of commerce and worsen trade imbalances, it distorts the global economy.

  5. Maureen Vogel:

    We can't see a safety benefit to having people play Jeopardy on the road through an app, we shouldn't be encouraging drivers to do anything behind the wheel that could impede their ability to drive.

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