2. A peasant; a rustic; a farm servant. [Eng.]
The hind, that homeward driving the slow steerTrench.
Tells how man's daily work goes forward here.
(Hind), a. [Compar. Hinder ; superl. Hindmost or Hindermost ] [OE. hind, adv., back, AS.
hindan behind. See Hinder, a.] In the rear; opposed to front; of or pertaining to the part or end
which follows or is behind, in opposition to the part which leads or is before; as, the hind legs or hind
feet of a quadruped; the hind man in a procession.
(Hind"ber*ry) n. [AS. hindberie; akin to OHG. hintberi, G. himbeere. So called because
hinds or stags are fond of them. See 1st Hind, and Berry.] The raspberry. [Prov. Eng.]
(Hind"brain`) n. [Hind, adj. + brain.] (Anat.) The posterior of the three principal divisions of
the brain, including the epencephalon and metencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the epencephalon
(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.
(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.]
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.
Syn. To check; retard; impede; delay; block; clog; prevent; stop; interrupt; counteract; thwart; oppose; obstruct; debar; embarrass.
(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.
(Hin"der*ance) n. Same as Hindrance.
(Hin"der*er) n. One who, or that which, hinders.
(Hind"er*est) a. Hindermost; superl. of Hind, a. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Hind"er*ling) n. [AS. hinderling one who comes behind his ancestors, fr. AS. hinder behind.
See Hinder, a., and cf. Hilding.] A worthless, base, degenerate person or animal. [Obs.] Callander.
(Hind"er*most`, Hind"most`) a. [The superlative of hind. See Hind, a.] [Cf. AS. hindema
(akin to Goth. hindumists), a superlative from the same source as the comparative hinder. See Hinder,