hinder
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhɪndə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhɪndɚ/
Verb

hinder (hinders, present participle hindering; past and past participle hindered)

  1. (transitive) To make difficult to accomplish; to act#Verb|act as an obstacle; to frustrate.
    Synonyms: delay, frustrate, hamper, impede, obstruct, prevent, thwart, Thesaurus:hinder
    Antonyms: assist, expedite, facilitate, help
    A drought hinders the growth of plants.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii], page 75 ↗, column 2:
      We doubt not of a faire and luckie Warre, / Since God ſo graciouſly hath brought to light / This dangerous Treaſon, lurking in our way, / To hinder our beginnings.
  2. (ambitransitive) To delay#Verb|delay or impede; to keep back, to prevent.
    Synonyms: bar, block, delay, hamper, impede, obstruct, restrain, stop
    Antonyms: aid, assist, help
    • c. 1590–1591, William Shakespeare, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene vii], page 28 ↗, column 1:
      Then let me goe, and hinder not my courſe: [...]
    • 1689 December (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], “Who Heir?”, in Two Treatises of Government: […], London: […] Awnsham Churchill, […], OCLC 83985187 ↗, book I, paragraph 142, pages 181–182 ↗:
      [I]f in thoſe days Cham and Japhet, and other Parents beſides the Eldest Son were Heads and Princes over their Families, and had a right to divide the Earth by Families, what hinders Younger Brothers, being Fathers of Families from having the ſame right, [...]
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To cause#Verb|cause harm#Noun|harm.
Translations Translations Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhaɪn.də/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhaɪn.dɚ/
Adjective

hinder (not comparable)

  1. Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows.
    the hinder end of a wagon
    the hinder parts of a horse
    • 1990 - C. W. H. Havard (ed.), Black's Medical Dictionary, 36th edition, p 673
      On a line dividing the front two-thirds from the hinder one-third, and set in the shape of a V, is a row of seven to twelve large flat-topped circumvallate papillae, ...
  2. comparative form of hind
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (of or belonging to that part in the rear) fore, front
Related terms Translations Noun

hinder (plural hinders)

  1. (slang, euphemistic) The buttocks.
    • 1997, Richard Laliberte and Stephen C. George, The Men's Health Guide to Peak Conditioning , ISBN 0875963234, page 195:
      Like martial arts, in-line skating is predicated on the notion that sooner or later you're going to end up on your hinder.
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