1. [syn: clogging, hindering, impeding, obstructive]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hinder \Hin"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hindered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Hindering.] [OE. hindren, hinderen, AS. hindrian, fr.
hinder behind; akin to D. hinderen, G. hindern, OHG.
hintar?n, Icel. & Sw. hindra, Dan. hindre. See Hinder, a.]
1. 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.
Them that were entering in ye hindered. --Luke xi.
I hinder you too long. --Shak.
2. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of
families, from having the same right? --Locke.
Syn: To check; retard; impede; delay; block; clog; prevent;
stop; interrupt; counteract; thwart; oppose; obstruct;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: preventing movement; "the clogging crowds of revelers
overflowing into the street" [syn: clogging,
hindering, impeding, obstructive]