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English

Etymology 1

From Old English hindrian, from Proto-Germanic *hindarōjan (to put back), from *hindar (back) (adverb). Cognate with German hindern.

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Verb

Infinitive
to hinder

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hinder (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To keep back; to delay or impede.
  2. (transitive) To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
    • 1599 - William Shakespeare, Henry V act ii, scene 2 (act i; First Folio ed.)
      Since God ſo graciouſly hath brought to light
      This dangerous Treaſon, lurking in our way,
      To hinder our beginnings.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cause harm.
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Etymology 2

Comparative form of hind: more hind.

Pronunciation

Adjective

hinder (not comparable)

Positive
hinder

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  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
    • 1990 - C. W. H. Havard (ed.), Black's Medical Dictionary, 36th edition, p 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, ...
  2. Comparative form of hind: more hind.
Usage notes

Most current uses of this adjective occur in anatomical contexts.

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  • (of or belonging to that part in the rear): back, hind, rear
Antonyms
  • (of or belonging to that part in the rear): fore, front
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Noun

Singular
hinder

Plural
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hinder ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The buttocks.
    • 1997 - Richard Laliberte and Stephen C. George, The Men's Health Guide to Peak Conditioning [1], ISBN 0875963234, 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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Danish

Etymology

From to hinder from Low Saxon hinder from Old Norse hindr.

Noun

hinder n.

  1. hindrance, obstacle, impediment, obstruction
    • være til hinder
      to be in the way
    • Der er intet til hinder for at ...
      There is nothing in the way (no obstacle against it), to ...

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Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch hinder

Pronunciation

Noun

hinder m.

  1. hindrance, impediment, obstruction

Verb

hinder

  1. First person singular and imperative of hinderen

Swedish

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Noun

Inflection for hinder Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hinder hindret hinder hindren
Genitive hinders hindrets hinders hindrens

hinder n.

  1. obstacle, impediment, obstruction

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