Hinge Hinge, v. i. To stand, depend, hang, or turn, as on a hinge; to depend chiefly for a result or decision or for force and validity; -- usually with on or upon; as, the argument hinges on this point. --I. Taylor [1913 Webster]

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  • Hinge — Hinge, n. [OE. henge, heeng; akin to D. heng, LG. henge, Prov. E. hingle a small hinge; connected with hang, v., and Icel. hengja to hang. See {Hang}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hinge — hinge; hinge·less; un·hinge; un·hinge·ment; …   English syllables

  • hinge — ► NOUN ▪ a movable joint or mechanism by which a door, gate, or lid opens and closes or which connects linked objects. ► VERB (hingeing or hinging) 1) attach or join with a hinge. 2) (hinge on) depend entirely on. ORIGIN related to …   English terms dictionary

  • hinge — [hinj] n. [ME, earlier henge (vowel raised before nasal) < hengen (< ON hengja) or < hangen: see HANG] 1. a joint or device on which a door, gate, lid, etc. swings 2. a natural joint, as of the bivalve shell of a clam or oyster 3. a thin …   English World dictionary

  • Hinge — Hinge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hinged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hinging}.] 1. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges. [1913 Webster] 2. To bend. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hinge — [n] pivot, turning point articulation, axis, ball and socket, butt, elbow, hook, joint, juncture, knee, link, pin, spring, swivel; concepts 471,498 hinge [v] be contingent on be subject to, be undecided, depend, hang, pend, pivot, rest, revolve… …   New thesaurus

  • hinge — index crossroad (turning point) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hinge — vb *depend, hang, turn Analogous words: *swing, fluctuate, undulate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hinge — The present participle is better spelt hingeing to clarify the sound of the soft g …   Modern English usage

  • Hinge — For the surname, see Hinge (surname). For the philatelic term, see Stamp hinge. A barrel hinge A hinge is a type of bearing that connects two solid objects, typically allowing only a limited angle of rotation between them. Two objects connected… …   Wikipedia

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