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.


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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. hintarn, Icel. & Sw. hindra, Dan. hindre. See Hinder, 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.

Them that were entering in ye hindered. Luke xi. 52.

I hinder you too long. Shak.


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

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.


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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. Dryden.


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