HINDER, a. comp. of hind. That is in a position contrary to that of the head or fore part; designating the part which follows; as the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder part of a ship, or the stern. Acts 27.
HIND'ER, a. [comp. of hind.]
That is in a position contrary to that of the head or fore part; designating the part which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder part of a ship, or the stern. Acts xxvii.
To interpose obstacles or impediments.
This objection hinders not but that the heroic action of some commander may be written. Dryden.
HINDER, v.t. [Sax. henan, hynan, hindrian; G. hindern; D. hinderen; Sw. hindra; Dan. hindrer; from hind, hyn. The Saxon verbs henan, hynan, signify to oppress, as well as to hinder, and hean is low, humble, poor. Qu. L. cunctor, or Gr. οκνεω for οκενεω. See Class Gn, No. 4, 14, 41.]
- To stop; to interrupt; to obstruct; to impede or prevent from moving forward by any means. It is applicable to any subject, physical, moral, or intellectual.
Them that were entering in, ye hindered. Luke xi.
- To retard; to check in progression or motion; to obstruct for a time, or to render slow in motion. Cold weather hinders the growth of plants, or hinders them from coming to maturity in due season. Let no obstacle hinder daily improvement.
- To prevent.
What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right? Locke.
- 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
- 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.
- To interpose
obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
- To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut