hinder

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hindren, from Old English hindrian, from Proto-Germanic *hindrōną, *hinderōną (to hinder), from Proto-Germanic *hinder (back) (adverb). Cognate with Dutch hinderen and German hindern, Latin contra (back, against).

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hinder (third-person singular simple present hinders, present participle hindering, simple past and past participle hindered)

  1. (transitive) To make difficult to accomplish; to act as an obstacle; to frustrate.
    Synonyms: delay, frustrate, hamper, impede, obstruct, prevent, thwart; see also 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: [] 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.
    • 2011 December 10, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 1 – 0 Everton”, in BBC Sport[1], archived from the original on 5 December 2018:
      Arsenal were playing without a recognised full-back – their defence comprising four centre-halves – and the lack of width was hindering their progress.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To delay or impede; to keep back, to prevent.
    She hindered a man from committing suicide.
    Synonyms: bar, block, delay, hamper, impede, obstruct, restrain, stop
    Antonyms: aid, assist, help
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To cause harm.
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Etymology 2[edit]

comparative form of hind: more hind

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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, ...

hinder

  1. comparative form of hind: more hind
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Most current uses of this adjective occur in anatomical contexts.

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  • (of or belonging to that part in the rear): fore, front
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hinder (plural hinders)

  1. (slang, euphemistic) The buttocks.
    • 1997, Richard Laliberte and Stephen C. George, The Men's Health Guide to Peak Conditioning [2], →ISBN, 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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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the verb hindre (to hinder). Compare Swedish hinder, German Low German hinder, hinter, Dutch hinder

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  • IPA(key): /henˀ(d)ər/, [ˈhenˀɐ], [ˈhenˀd̥ɐ]

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hinder n

  1. (obsolete) hindrance, obstacle, impediment, obstruction
    in the modern language only in the expression være til hinder (to be in the way)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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  • IPA(key): /henˀər/, [ˈhenˀɐ]

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hinder c

  1. indefinite plural of hind

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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hinder c

  1. indefinite plural of hinde

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch hinder, from the verb hinderen.

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hinder m (uncountable)

  1. hindrance, impediment, obstruction

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hinder

  1. first-person singular present indicative of hinderen
  2. imperative of hinderen

German[edit]

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hinder

  1. inflection of hindern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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From Old Norse hindr

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hinder n (definite singular hinderet or hindret, indefinite plural hinder or hindre, definite plural hindra or hindrene)

  1. obstacle, hindrance, impediment
  2. fence, jump, hurdle (in a competition)
  3. hurdles (athletics, race over hurdles)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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From Old Norse hindr

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hinder n (definite singular hinderet, indefinite plural hinder, definite plural hindera)

  1. obstacle, hindrance, impediment
  2. fence, jump, hurdle (in a competition)
  3. hurdles (athletics, race over hurdles)

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Swedish[edit]

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  • (file)

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hinder n

  1. obstacle, impediment, obstruction

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Declension[edit]

Declension of hinder 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hinder hindret hinder hindren
Genitive hinders hindrets hinders hindrens

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