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 frustrate, act as obstacle.
    A drought hinders the growth of plants.
    • 2011 December 10, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 1 - 0 Everton”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Arsenal were playing without a recognised full-back - their defence comprising four centre-halves - and the lack of width was hindering their progress.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V act ii, scene 2 (act i; First Folio ed.):
      Since God ſo graciouſly hath brought to light
      This dangerous Treaſon, lurking in our way,
      To hinder our beginnings.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To keep back; to delay or impede; to prevent.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona act ii, scene 7 (First Folio ed.):
      Then let me goe, and hinder not my courſe
    • (Can we date this quote by John Locke and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right?
  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 hindre (to hinder). Cognate to German Low German hinder, hinter and Old Norse hindr.

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hinder n

  1. hindrance, obstacle, impediment, obstruction
    • være til hinder
      to be in the way
    • Der er intet til hinder for at
      There is nothing in the way (no obstacle against it), to ...
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Etymology 2[edit]

See hind.

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hinder c

  1. indefinite plural of hind

Etymology 3[edit]

See hinde.

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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. First-person singular present of hindern.
  2. Imperative singular of hindern.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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