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Hamper vs. Hinder

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  • Hamper (noun)

    A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles or small animals

    "a hamper of wine"

    "a clothes hamper"

    "an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels"

  • Hamper (noun)

    A wicker or plastic basket specifically for holding laundry (from clothes hamper), as opposed to a covered wicker basket which is a true hamper

  • Hamper (noun)

    A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.

  • Hamper (noun)

    Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.

  • Hamper (verb)

    To put into a hamper.

    "Competition pigeons are hampered for the truck trip to the point of release where the race back starts."

  • Hamper (verb)

    To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle

    "ensnare|inveigle"

  • Hamper (verb)

    To impede in motion or progress.

    "hinder|embarrass|encumber"

  • Hinder (verb)

    To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.

    "A drought hinders the growth of plants."

  • Hinder (verb)

    To keep back; to delay or impede; to prevent.

  • Hinder (verb)

    To cause harm.

  • Hinder (adjective)

    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"

  • Hinder (noun)

    The buttocks.

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  • Hamper (noun)

    A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles; as, a hamper of wine; a clothes hamper; an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels.

  • Hamper (noun)

    A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.

  • Hamper (noun)

    Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.

  • Hamper

    To put in a hamper.

  • Hamper

    To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; to entangle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.

  • Hinder (adjective)

    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.

  • Hinder

    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.

  • Hinder

    To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.

  • Hinder (verb)

    To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Hamper (noun)

    a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

  • Hamper (noun)

    a basket usually with a cover

  • Hamper (verb)

    prevent the progress or free movement of;

    "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"

    "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

  • Hamper (verb)

    put at a disadvantage;

    "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

  • Hinder (verb)

    be a hindrance or obstacle to;

    "She is impeding the progress of our project"

  • Hinder (verb)

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of;

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

  • Hinder (verb)

    put at a disadvantage;

    "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

  • Hinder (adjective)

    located at or near the back of an animal;

    "back (or hind) legs"

    "the hinder part of a carcass"

Princeton's WordNet

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