What does impediment mean?

Definitions for impedimentɪmˈpɛd ə mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word impediment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap(noun)

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

  2. obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta(noun)

    any structure that makes progress difficult


  1. impediment(Noun)

    A hindrance; that which impedes or hinders progress.

  2. impediment(Noun)

    Baggage, especially that of an army; impedimenta

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impediment(noun)

    that which impedes or hinders progress, motion, activity, or effect

  2. Impediment(verb)

    to impede


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impediment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impediment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau:

    Lord open for me my chest, ease my task for me and remove the impediment from my speech.

  2. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar:

    It's our hope that this matter would be looked at fairly and sensibly and would hopefully not be an impediment to the free trade deal.

  3. President Jacob Zuma:

    Shortage of energy does not only cause enormous inconvenience, it is a serious impediment to economic growth. Today, I am here to say, there is light.

  4. Lucas Padgett:

    These items belong to me and I have never been charged with any offense, i am entitled to their return and there is no legal impediment to my possession of said property.

  5. In NOV 24 story EBA:

    Although gradually improving, quality of assets remains a major concern in the EU and an impediment to new lending and banks' profitability, particularly in countries already under economic stress.

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