• WordNet 3.6
    • adj hinder located at or near the back of an animal "back (or hind) legs","the hinder part of a carcass"
    • v hinder put at a disadvantage "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
    • v hinder be a hindrance or obstacle to "She is impeding the progress of our project"
    • v hinder hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of "His brother blocked him at every turn"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hinder 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. "He was in the hinder part of the ship."
    • v. i Hinder To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance. "This objection hinders not but that the heroic action of some commander . . . may be written."
    • Hinder 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. "Them that were entering in ye hindered .""I hinder you too long."
    • Hinder To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out. "What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hinder Pertaining to the rear; being or coming after; latter: same as hind, which is a modern form, now more common.
    • hinder To go backward.
    • hinder To hold or keep back; prevent from moving or proceeding; stop; interrupt; obstruct; check; impede; retard: as, to hinder one from entering; their march was hindered by fallen trees. It denotes either partial or complete obstruction, according to the context.
    • hinder Synonyms To delay, oppose, prevent, obstruct, embarrass.
    • hinder To be an obstacle or impediment; stand in the way.
    • n hinder In hand-ball, a ball struck by a player which afterward strikes his opponent; or one with which the server hits his opponent while standing in the ace-line; or one which strikes the opponent, who thus hinders it from reaching the front wall.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Hinder the older form of hind, but used in the same significations
    • v.t Hinder hin′dėr to put or keep behind: to stop, or prevent progress: to embarrass
    • v.i Hinder to be an obstacle
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  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”
  • Ghose Aurobindo
    Ghose Aurobindo
    “The fly that touches honey cannot use it's wings; so too the soul that clings to spiritual sweetness ruins it's freedom and hinders contemplation.”
  • Les Brown
    “If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The great man fights the elements in his time that hinder his own greatness, in other words his own freedom and sincerity.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

I warn you that I shall go, and it will be of no avail if you attempt to hinder me.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
We must hinder that schooner, long enough to beat her to the Sandang River.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
Fausehood maks ne'er a fair hinder-end.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Don't hinder him, Honey; it is his pride to treat us as if we were at home and he our guest.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
What an illustration of the quaking fears which hinder definite action in regard to spiritual blessings!
"Standards of Life and Service" by T. H. Howard
Our native teachers did their best to persuade us not to go into the city; but we determined that, by GOD'S help, nothing should hinder us.
"A Retrospect" by James Hudson Taylor
Also to seek legislation which shall hinder such advertising.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
What should hinder me?
"Flora Lyndsay" by Susan Moodie
The crowd did not pelt me while she stood there; I think it was because there was something in her presence that hindered them.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
Hinder her from doing any more mischief.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner

In poetry:

Now the King charged us secretly:--
"Stoned must he be, the law stands so.
Yet, if he seek to fly, give way;
Hinder him not, but let him go."
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
Yea, justly may he claim his due,
Although he borrow'd tools from you;
Ev'n thus the borrow'd strength of grace
Can't hinder merit to take place.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Thou as I art Fate.
Coe then, conquer and kiss me !
Come ! what hinders? Believe me :
This is the thought we await.
The mark is fair ; can you miss me ?
"The Twins" by Aleister Crowley
In ev'ry state, at ev'ry time and place,
Prayer is seasonable and useful still;
Let nothing hinder thee, in any case,
With proper zeal this duty to fulfil.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
Ask me not,
Task me not
With such vain questions, but fling wide the door,
And hinder me no more;
Give back my wings to me,
And the wild currents of my liberty!
"In Capacity" by Maurice Thompson
Out of the life that was not always sweet,
Out of the puzzle and the day's defeat,
Out of earth's hindering and alien zone,
The Lord of love has led him to his own.
"Bishop Daniel A. Payne (Deceased)." by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

BERLIN – Germany's foreign minister is urging the EU to adopt even tougher sanctions on Iran to hinder the country from building nuclear weapons.
Weather conditions Thursday night hindered an investigation of a body found lying on a popular running path near a Colorado Springs elementary school.
Hinder frontman Austin Winkler told Billboard on Wednesday (November 14th) that a "really dark drug binge" fueled much of his songwriting on the band's upcoming fourth album, Welcome To The Freakshow.
Luddite leaders hinder security efforts in face of rising threats, says US official.
Isolation is key in Panamax's MAX 7500-PRO when it comes to protecting against noise and interference that can hinder your home theater's quality.
Lack of paid petition gatherers hindered initiative efforts.
Snow falls, but doesn't hinder commute.
Trial hiatus may hinder Kwame Kilpatrick's defense.
Zachary Hinders Reportedly Said He Was Ordered by Fidel Castro.
Snow hinders search for Wisconsin hiker missing in northwest Alaska.
Oklahoma City rocker Hinder 's new album is "Welcome to the Freakshow".
Evening TV and violent cartoons hinder sleep in preschoolers.
Legalizing pot won't hinder Mexican cartels.
Barriers hinder Hispanics from voting, report says.
What gives Hinder 's music the stamp of authenticity is the wild 'n' wooly lifestyle they lead.

In science:

Here, a central question is whether the trapping of the protein in a valley of the rough energy landscape can hinder, or perhaps even prevent, folding into its native state.
Random Heteropolymer Dynamics
However, such a centralization hinders the development of new methods.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
This can hinder Earth from triggering the formation of ice sheets.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Unfortunately, great technical difficulties have hindered for a long time the solution of the general RPA equations, imposing the recourse to severe simplifying assumptions.
Symmetry breaking and the random-phase approximation in small quantum dots
Unfortunately, the simple idea of just counting, whatever information there is and arriving at a quantitative result is hindered by the appearance of infinities which have to be dealt with properly.
Algebra generators and information theory