Dictionary: HIND – HINT'ING-LY

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HIND, n.1 [Sax. hinde; G. and D. hinde; Sw. and Dan. hind; allied perhaps to han, hen. See Hen.]

The female of the red deer or stag.

HIND, n.2 [Sax. hine; Scot. hyne.]

  1. A domestic; a servant. [Obs.] Shak.
  2. A peasant; a rustic; or a husbandman's servant. [English.] Encyc.


A species of Rubus.

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.

HIN'DER, v.i.

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.]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To prevent. What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right? Locke.


  1. The act of impeding or restraining motion.
  2. Impediment; that which stops progression or advance; obstruction. He must remove all these hinderances, out of the way. Atterbury.


Stopped; impeded; obstructed; retarded.


One who stops or retards; that which hinders.


Stopping; impeding; obstructing; retarding.


That which is behind all others; the last. [But we now use hindmost.]


The last; that is in the rear of all others. He met thee in the way, and smote the hindmost of thee. Deut. xxv.

HIN'DOO, or HIN'DU, n.

An aboriginal of Hindoostan, or Hindostan.


The doctrines and rites of the Hindoos; the system of religious principles among the Hindoos.

HINGE, n. [hinj; This word appears to be connected with hang, and with angle, the verb; G. angel, a hook or hinge; D. hengzel, a hinge, a handle.]

  1. The hook or joint on which a door or gate turns. The gate self-opened wide / On golden hinges turning. Milton.
  2. That on which any thing depends or turns; a governing principle, rule or point. This argument was the hinge on which the question turned.
  3. A cardinal point; as, east, west, north or south. [Little used.] Creech. To be off the hinges, is to be in a state of disorder or irregularity. Tillotson.

HINGE, v.i.

To stand, depend or turn, as on a hinge. The question hinges on this single point.

HINGE, v.t.

  1. To furnish with hinges.
  2. To bend. [Little used.] Shak.

HING'ED, pp.

Placed on a hinge.

HING'ING, ppr.

Depending; turning.

HINT, n.

  1. A distant allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a word or two intended to give notice, or remind one of something without a full declaration or explanation.
  2. Suggestion.

HINT, v.i.

To hint at, is to allude to; to mention slightly.

HINT, v.t. [It. cenno, a nod, or hint; accennare, to nod, or beckon.]

To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to allude to; to suggest by a slight intimation. Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. Pope.

HINT'ED, pp.

Alluded to; mentioned slightly.

HINT'ING, ppr.

Alluding to; mentioning slightly.


In a hinting manner; suggestingly.