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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
hinder sb’s progress (=make it slower)
▪ Language problems might hinder a child’s progress at school.
restrict/hinder sb's movement (=make movement more difficult)
▪ Clothes should not be so tight that they restrict your movement.
▪ Crucially, this instability hinders regional development, incites repressive governance, and compounds the poverty on which militancy feeds.
▪ How did that hinder the development of the team and what you could do?
▪ It became clear that the relevant government ministers were deliberately hindering the progress of the necessary bill.
▪ The door began to swing inwards, but painfully slowly, his weight and the strong breeze hindering its progress.
▪ While you might find this an appealing prospect, it will soon become a shackle that will hinder your progress online.
▪ Yet the study suggests that women themselves may be hindering their progress.
▪ So within the range of the state's responsibility to its subjects failing to help is hindering.
▪ Other characters also appear to help or hinder your hunt for fame.
▪ Neutrality is concerned only with the degree to which the parties are helped or hindered.
▪ Heavy rains had hindered the expedition's progress through the north-west of the country.
▪ Higher interest rates could hinder economic growth.
▪ Society's attitudes about women hinder any real progress toward equality.
▪ The high cost of the vaccine has severely hindered its use.
▪ As he followed Isaac, the air felt almost as hindering as the insect-ridden vegetation underfoot.
▪ It became clear that the relevant government ministers were deliberately hindering the progress of the necessary bill.
▪ No national market for consumer or industrial goods was created and thus industrialization was hindered.
▪ On the downside, all say the slowing national economy will hinder Texas growth.
▪ The lowering clouds hindered their aircraft from bombing and strafing his men and made parachuting supplies to their beleaguered garrison nearly impossible.
▪ Unproductive guilt hinders your behaviour in a variety of ways.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hinder \Hind"er\, a. [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.] 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.


Hinder \Hin"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hindered; p. pr. & vb. n. Hindering.] [OE. hindren, hinderen, AS. hindrian, fr. hinder behind; akin to D. hinderen, G. hindern, OHG. hintar?n, Icel. & Sw. hindra, Dan. hindre. See Hinder, a.]

  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.

    Them that were entering in ye hindered.
    --Luke xi. 5

  2. I hinder you too long.

    2. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.

    What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right?

    Syn: To check; retard; impede; delay; block; clog; prevent; stop; interrupt; counteract; thwart; oppose; obstruct; debar; embarrass.


Hind \Hind\, a. [Compar. Hinder; superl. Hindmost, or Hindermost.] [OE. hind, adv., back, AS. hindan behind. See Hinder, a.] In the rear; -- opposed to front; of or pertaining to the part or end which follows or is behind, in opposition to the part which leads or is before; as, the hind legs or hind feet of a quadruped; the hind man in a procession.


Hinder \Hin"der\, v. i. To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.

This objection hinders not but that the heroic action of some commander . . . may be written.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hindrian "to harm, injure, impair, check, repress," from Proto-Germanic *hinderojan (cognates: Old Norse hindra, Dutch hinderen, Old High German hintaron, German hindern "to keep back"), from a root meaning "on that side of, behind" (see hind (adj.)); thus the ground sense is "to put or keep back," though this sense in English is recorded only from late 14c. Related: Hindered; hindering.


"situated in the rear, toward the back," late 14c., probably from Old English hinder (adv.) "behind, back, afterward," but treated as a comparative of hind (adj.). Related to Old High German hintar, German hinter, Gothic hindar "behind." Middle English had hinderhede, literally "hinder-hood; posterity in time, inferiority in rank;" and hinderling "person fallen from moral or social respectability, wretch."


Etymology 1 vb. (context transitive English) To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle. Etymology 2

  1. 1 Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows. 2 (en-comparative of: hind) n. (context slang euphemistic English) The buttocks.


See hind

  1. adj. located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass" [syn: back(a), hind(a), hinder(a)]

  2. [also: hinder]

  1. v. be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project" [syn: impede]

  2. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn" [syn: obstruct, blockade, block, stymie, stymy, embarrass]

  3. put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements" [syn: handicap, hamper]


adj. located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass" [syn: back(a), hind(a), hinder(a)]

  1. n. any of several mostly spotted fishes that resemble groupers

  2. female red deer

  3. [also: hinder]


Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, lead singer Austin Winkler and guitarist Joe "Blower" Garvey. The band released four studio albums with Winkler; Extreme Behavior (2005), Take It to the Limit (2008), All American Nightmare (2010) and Welcome to the Freakshow (2012). Winkler left the band in 2013, and When The Smoke Clears (2015) was Hinder's first album featuring new lead vocalist Marshal Dutton.

The band was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The band is best known for their early hits " Get Stoned," " Lips of an Angel," " Better than Me," How Long, " Use Me" and " Without You."

The band's latest release, a six-song acoustic EP titled Stripped was released May 13, 2016.

Usage examples of "hinder".

Sauveur, without the slightest opposition from the venerable priest, who, far from sharing the anti-christain intolerancy of the clergy in general, said that her profession as an actress had not hindered her from being a good Christian, and that the earth was the common mother of all human beings, as Jesus Christ had been the Saviour of all mankind.

That war and its resulting policy of extra-territorial expansion, so far from hindering the process of domestic amelioration, availed, from the sheer force of the national aspirations it aroused, to give a tremendous impulse to the work of national reform.

Death alone could have hindered me from keeping that appointment, for it was to be the last opportunity of enjoying our amorous sport.

The blessing of the water is not essential to Baptism, but belongs to a certain solemnity, whereby the devotion of the faithful is aroused, and the cunning of the devil hindered from impeding the baptismal effect.

The officer of the guard came running up, and I complained that the three were assaulting me and endeavouring to hinder my approach to the prince.

Furthermore, it distorts the economy: If berries can be grown more cheaply elsewhere, then providing artificial employment for our outmoded strawberry farmers hinders the economy from adapting to the new global reality of cheaper strawberries for everyone.

In spite of the fact that he knew kicking up silt would greatly hinder their vision, Cheb seemed to keep bumping into outcroppings, or dropping a foot to the floor of the channel.

I made up my mind to go to Venice as soon as I heard from Therese, as I thought that I could wait for her there more comfortably than in Bologna, and in my native place there was nothing to hinder me from marrying her openly.

There could be no doubt as to the action of the machinery, and it was no feeling of avarice which hindered me from buying the chair.

When, however, such conceptions hindered the progress of explanation, it was not so much by vitiating the deductive method as by putting men off from exact inquiries.

Forsooth Blaise had bidden him come dwell in his fair house, but Ralph would not, deeming that he might be hindered in his quest and be less free to go whereso he would, if he were dwelling with one who was so great with the magnates as was Blaise.

Ashamed and confused, the young girl ran away, and I did nothing to hinder her.

He mixed diphtheria poison with the serum of a healthy guinea-pig who was not immune, who had never had diphtheria or been cured from it either, and this serum did not hinder one bit the murderous action of the poison.

And if there be anything else that doth hinder thee, go on with prudence and discretion, according to the present occasion and opportunity, still proposing that unto thyself, which thou doest conceive most right and just.

The lack of intermediate Earthward stations, since the dismantling of the Hinder Star bases, made the spread of the war logistically unlikely, but Mazian had failed to prevent it from spreading all across the Beyond.