Definitions of hinder

  1. located at or near the back of an animal; " back ( or hind) legs"; " the hinder part of a carcass"
  2. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; " His brother blocked him at every turn"
  3. put at a disadvantage; " The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
  4. be a hindrance or obstacle to; " She is impeding the progress of our project"
  5. 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.
  6. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
  7. To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
  8. 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.
  9. Pertaining to, or constituting, the back or rear of anything.
  10. To obstruct or impede.
  11. To impose obstructions or impediments.
  12. Comparative of HIND, but used in the same significations.
  13. To put or keep behind: to stop, or prevent progress: to embarrass.
  14. To raise obstacles.
  15. In or at the rear.
  16. To impede; prevent.
  17. To keep from or delay in action; be or act as a check.
  18. Pertaining to or constituting the rear.
  19. Comp. of Hind; in the rear.
  20. To prevent; to stop; to obstruct.
  21. To interpose obstacles or impediments.
  22. That is in a position contrary to that of the head or forepart; superl.
  23. To put or keep back; to retard progress; to delay; to raise obstacles.

Usage examples for hinder

  1. However, far be it from me to hinder your making the attempt. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  2. I won't let anything hinder me from coming at just that time, unless it's something that I can't help. – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  3. Doesn't he know that I have lessons, and all sorts of things that hinder me?" – Dorothy Dainty at Glenmore by Amy Brooks
  4. To hinder laughing upon such just Occasions as are given, is almost all one as to hinder breathing. – A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729) by Anthony Collins
  5. He would not lift a white finger to help it along or hinder – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  6. And she stooped down and took him up in her arms as if he were a little child, and stepped off lightly with him; but looked back over her shoulder and said to Birdalone: But thou mayest walk by me and hold a hand of him as we go, though it will hinder me somewhat; but I know thine heart and would pleasure thee, my child. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  7. If there is nothing between to hinder I can walk it in a day. – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  8. Then speed thy book, oh, sister, speed, The waiting world thy works must read; Bless'd be the man who cries, " Go on," " Hinder it not, it shall be gone." – Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity by Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
  9. I won't hinder you!" – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  10. She saw it, and went on quickly: " Their names are together in everybody's mouth; you can not hinder it." – Jacqueline, Complete by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  11. If you have made up your mind to tell the lad, it is pretty plain that I can't hinder you; but I will not lift a finger to help you. – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  12. What on earth is there to hinder it? – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  13. Nobody sought to hinder him. – The Brass Bound Box by Evelyn Raymond
  14. It was just one chance, and if he was wrong, no matter; the others would leave on the next up- river steamer; whereas, if his suspicion proved a certainty, if Stark had lied to throw them off the track, and Runnion had taken her down- stream- well, Poleon wished no one to hinder him, for he would travel light. –  by
  15. Go to him, and tell him I have offered to carry you on board, to try if you could persuade the captain to come on shore, and that I would not hinder him if he was willing to venture. – The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe
  16. Who will hinder me? – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  17. Observe who goes in to visit the Princess, but hinder no one. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  18. The enemy's infantry had retreated nearer Richmond, and, as all the country to the east of us was now in our hands, there was nothing to hinder my reaching General Morell's camp that night. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  19. Dear madam, do not hinder me. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  20. There is none to hinder you, none to watch. – The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia by William Somerset Maugham