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VERB (3)

1. be a hindrance or obstacle to;
- Example: "She is impeding the progress of our project"
[syn: impede, hinder]

2. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of;
- Example: "His brother blocked him at every turn"
[syn: obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass]

3. put at a disadvantage;
- Example: "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
[syn: handicap, hinder, hamper]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. located at or near the back of an animal;
- Example: "back (or hind) legs"
- Example: "the hinder part of a carcass"
[syn: back(a), hind(a), hinder(a)]


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. [1913 Webster] Them that were entering in ye hindered. --Luke xi. 52. [1913 Webster] I hinder you too long. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out. [1913 Webster] 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; debar; embarrass. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hind \Hind\, a. [Compar. Hinder; superl. Hindmost, or Hindermost.] [OE. hind, adv., back, AS. hindan behind. See Hinder, a.] In the rear; -- opposed to front; of or pertaining to the part or end which follows or is behind, in opposition to the part which leads or is before; as, the hind legs or hind feet of a quadruped; the hind man in a procession. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hinder \Hind"er\, a. [OE. hindere, AS. hinder, adv., behind; akin to OHG. hintar, prep., behind, G. hinter, Goth. hindar; orig. a comparative, and akin to AS. hine hence. See Hence, He, and cf. Hind, a., Hindmost.] Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder parts of a horse. [1913 Webster] He was in the hinder part of the ship. --Mark iv. 38. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hinder \Hin"der\, v. i. To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance. [1913 Webster] This objection hinders not but that the heroic action of some commander . . . may be written. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hinder adj 1: located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass" [syn: back(a), hind(a), hinder(a)] v 1: be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project" [syn: impede, hinder] 2: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn" [syn: obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass] 3: put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements" [syn: handicap, hinder, hamper]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

138 Moby Thesaurus words for "hinder": arrest, arse, back, backside, baffle, balk, bar, beat off, behind, block, bog down, bottle up, bottom, brake, bridle, bum, burden, butt, check, clog, confine, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, counter, countercheck, curb, curtail, dam, dam up, damp, dampen, decelerate, defer, delay, detain, deter, discourage, dompt, drag, drive back, encumber, enjoin, entrammel, fanny, fend, fend off, fetter, foil, forestall, frustrate, govern, guard, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hind, hindmost, hog-tie, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold fast, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold off, hold up, impede, inhibit, intercept, interfere, interfere with, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, keep, keep at bay, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep off, keep under control, lag, lay under restraint, lumber, make late, manacle, meddle, mire, obstruct, obviate, oppose, parry, posterior, postpone, preclude, prevent, prohibit, pull, pull in, push back, put back, rear, rebuff, rein, rein in, repel, repress, repulse, resist, restrain, retard, retral, retrench, scotch, set back, shackle, slacken, slow, slow down, snub, speed, stave off, stay, stop, straiten, stymie, suppress, thwart, tie down, trammel, turn aside, ward off, withhold