hinge

  • 1 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

  • 2 hinge — hinge; hinge·less; un·hinge; un·hinge·ment; …

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  • 3 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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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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] …

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  • 7 hinge\ on — • hinge (up)on v To depend on as decisive: be decided by. In a dictatorship, everything hinges on one man. A tobacco grower s income for the year may hinge on what the weather is like in a few summer weeks …

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  • 8 hinge on — (something) to depend on something. The case hinged on whether the jury believed the accused thief or the two witnesses. Etymology: based on the idea that a door is attached to its frame by a hinge (= folding device) …

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  • 9 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… …

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

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  • 11 hinge — vb *depend, hang, turn Analogous words: *swing, fluctuate, undulate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    Modern English usage

  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 hinge — (Class Ostracoda): Complementary interlocking articulatory structures on inner dorsal margin of valves. See: ADont hinge, merodont hinge, lophodont hinge, pentodont hinge, holomerodont hinge, antimerodont hinge, entomodont hinge, gongylodont… …

    Crustacea glossary

  • 15 hinge on — verb be contingent on (Freq. 1) The outcomes rides on the results of the election Your grade will depends on your homework • Syn: ↑depend on, ↑devolve on, ↑depend upon, ↑ride, ↑turn on, ↑ …

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  • 16 Hinge — Recorded in several spellings including Hing, Hindge, Hinge, Hinges, Indge and possibly others this would seem to be an English surname. It is reasonably well recorded in the surviving church registers of the city of London since at least the… …

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  • 17 hinge — hingeless, adj. hingelike, adj. /hinj/, n., v., hinged, hinging. n. 1. a jointed device or flexible piece on which a door, gate, shutter, lid, or other attached part turns, swings, or moves. 2. a natural anatomical joint at which motion occurs… …

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  • 18 hinge — hinge1 [ hındʒ ] noun count an object, usually made of metal, that fastens a door to a wall, or a lid to a container, and allows it to open and shut hinge hinge 2 [ hındʒ ] verb hinge on or hinge u,pon phrasal verb transitive hinge on/upon… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 hinge — {{11}}hinge (n.) c.1300, the axis of the earth; late 14c. as movable joint of a gate or door, not found in O.E., cognate with M.Du. henghe hook, handle, M.L.G. henge hinge, from P.Gmc. *hanhan (trans.), *hangen (intrans.), from PIE *konk to hang… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20 hinge — I UK [hɪndʒ] / US noun [countable] Word forms hinge : singular hinge plural hinges an object, usually made of metal, that fastens a door to a wall, or a lid to a container, and allows it to open and shut II UK [hɪndʒ] / US verb Word forms hinge …

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