See also: hinder-

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Etymology 1

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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 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [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

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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
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide:
      Let no man say that the Devil is not a cruel tyrant. He may give his folk some scrapings of unhallowed pleasure, but he will exact tithes, yea, of anise and cummin, in return, and there is aye the reckoning to pay at the hinder end.
    • 1990, C. W. H. Havard, editor, Black's Medical Dictionary, 36th edition, page 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, []

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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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  • (antonym(s) of 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, 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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Etymology 1

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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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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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  • IPA(key): /henˀər/, [ˈhenˀɐ]

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hinder c

  1. indefinite plural of hind

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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hinder c

  1. indefinite plural of hinde

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From Middle Dutch hinder, from the verb hinderen.

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hinder m (uncountable)

  1. hindrance, impediment, obstruction
    Hij ondervindt veel hinder van de chronische ziekte.He experiences much hindrance due to the chronic disease.
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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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hinder

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

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hinder

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

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From French aider (to help).

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hinder

  1. (Saint-Domingue) to help
    Hinder nion monde dans bisoin.To help a person in need.

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  • S.J Ducoeurjoly, Manuel des habitans de Saint-Domingue, contenant un précis de l'histoire de cette île

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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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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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hinder n

  1. an obstacle, an obstruction
    Hästen hoppade över ett hinder
    The horse jumped an obstacle
    En stor sten mitt i vägen är ett hinder
    A big rock in the middle of the road is an obstacle
  2. (figuratively) an obstacle, a barrier, a hindrance, a hurdle, etc.
    hinder för effektiv kommunikation
    barriers to effective communication
    att stöta på hinder
    to run into obstacles

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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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