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hinder - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'hinder' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Hinder [ a.]
- 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.
- 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.
- To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
2 . Hinder [ v. i.]
- To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.

Meaning of 'hinder' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . hinder [ v]
Meaning (1):
- hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Example in sentence:
  • His brother blocked him at every turn
Meaning (2):
- be a hindrance or obstacle to
Example in sentence:
  • She is impeding the progress of our project
Meaning (3):
- put at a disadvantage
Example in sentence:
  • The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements
4 . hinder [ s]
Meaning (4):
- located at or near the back of an animal
Example in sentence:
  • back (or hind) legs;
  • the hinder part of a carcass