What does the word hinder mean?

Usage examples for hinder

  1. What's to hinder me from standing up before the whole mob, saying as I've repented what I done years back, and I've come to make an honest girl of her at last?" – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. But that may not hinder the fact. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  3. Wha's to hinder me? – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward