Hinder

Definition of Hinder

Hind´er
a.1.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.
- Mark iv. 38.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Hindered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hindering.]
Them that were entering in ye hindered.
- Luke xi. 52.
I hinder you too long.
- Shak.
2.To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right?
- Locke.
v. i.1.To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
This objection hinders not but that the heroic action of some commander . . . may be written.
- Dryden.

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