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. [1913 Webster]

Them that were entering in ye hindered. --Luke xi. 52. [1913 Webster]

I hinder you too long. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out. [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: To check; retard; impede; delay; block; clog; prevent; stop; interrupt; counteract; thwart; oppose; obstruct; debar; embarrass. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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