Definitions of hinder

  1. To interpose obstacles or impediments.
  2. To keep from or delay in action; be or act as a check.
  3. To obstruct or impede.
  4. To put or keep behind: to stop, or prevent progress: to embarrass.
  5. To impede; prevent.
  6. To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
  7. To impose obstructions or impediments.
  8. To raise obstacles.
  9. To prevent; to stop; to obstruct.
  10. To put or keep back; to retard progress; to delay; to raise obstacles.
  11. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
  12. 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.
  13. Pertaining to, or constituting, the back or rear of anything.
  14. Comparative of HIND, but used in the same significations.
  15. Pertaining to or constituting the rear.
  16. That is in a position contrary to that of the head or forepart; superl.