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Definition of "hinder" []

  • To be or get in the way of. (verb-transitive)
  • To obstruct or delay the progress of. (verb-transitive)
  • To interfere with action or progress. (verb-intransitive)
  • Variant of hind1. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hinder" in a sentence
  • "Furthermore, in all animals the upper and front parts are better, stronger, and more thoroughly equipped in the male than in the female, whereas in the female those parts are the better that may be termed hinder-parts or underparts."
  • ""We have to sacrifice for our religion and not let titles hinder us.""
  • "He makes the duties of our general and particular calling hinder and jostle out one another."