[hahyn-der] /ˈhaɪn dər/
situated at the rear or back; posterior:
the hinder part of a carcass.
Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S. the buttocks.
to be or get in the way of (someone or something); hamper
(transitive) to prevent
(prenominal) situated at or further towards the back or rear; posterior: the hinder parts
Old English hindrian “to harm, injure, impair, check, repress,” from Proto-Germanic *hinderojanan (cf. Old Norse hindra, Dutch hinderen, Old High German hintaron, German hindern “to keep back”), from a root meaning “on that side of, behind” (cf. hind (adj.)); thus the ground sense is “to put or keep back,” though this sense in English is recorded only from late 14c. Related: Hindered; hindering.
“situated in the rear, toward the back,” late 14c., probably from Old English hinder (adv.) “behind, back, afterward,” but treated as a comparative of hind (adj.). Related to Old High German hintar, German hinter, Gothic hindar “behind.” Middle English had hinderhede, literally “hinder-hood; posterity in time, inferiority in rank;” and hinderling “person fallen from moral or social respectability, wretch.”
- More in line
[in-lahyn, in-lahyn] /ˌɪnˈlaɪn, ˈɪnˌlaɪn/ adjective 1. (of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft. adjective 1. denoting a linked sequence of manufacturing processes 2. denoting an internal-combustion engine having its cylinders arranged in a line
- More often than not
Also, often as not. Fairly frequently, more than or at least half the time, as in More often than not we’ll have dinner in the den, or Dean and Chris agree on travel plans, often as not. [ First half of 1900s ]
- More in sorrow than in anger
Saddened rather than infuriated by someone’s behavior. For example, When Dad learned that Jack had stolen a car, he looked at him more in sorrow than in anger. This expression first appeared in 1603 in Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1:2), where Horatio describes to Hamlet the appearance of his father’s ghost: “A countenance more in sorrow than […]
- More power to someone
Best wishes to someone, as in He’s decided to climb Mount Everest—well, more power to him. [ Mid-1800s ] For a more recent synonym, see right on