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1. 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)

2. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out. What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right? (Locke)

Synonym: to check, retard, impede, delay, block, clog, prevent, stop, interrupt, counteract, thwart, oppose, obstruct, debar, embarrass.

Origin: oe. Hindren, hinderen, as. Hindrian, fr. Hinder behind; akin to D. Hinderen, g. Hindern, OHG. Hintarn, Icel. & Sw. Hindra, dan. Hindre. See hinder.

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