Definitions for hingehɪndʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hingehɪndʒ(n.; v.)hinged, hing•ing.

  1. (n.)a jointed device or flexible piece on which a door, gate, lid, or other attached part turns,swings, or moves.

    Category: Building Trades, Zoology

  2. an anatomical joint at which motion occurs around a transverse axis, as that of the knee.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. that on which something is based or depends; pivotal consideration or factor.

  4. a gummed sticker, folded to form a hinge, for affixing a stamp to a page of an album.

    Category: Philately

  5. (v.i.)to be dependent or contingent on, or as if on, a hinge (usu. fol. by on or upon):

    Everything hinges on her decision.

  6. (v.t.)to attach by or as if by a hinge or hinges.

    Category: Building Trades

  7. to make or consider as dependent on:

    He hinged his action on future sales.

Origin of hinge:

1250–1300; ME henge; akin to LG heng(e), MD henge hinge, and to hang

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hinge, flexible joint(noun)

    a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other

  2. hinge(verb)

    a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend

    "his absence is the hinge of our plan"

  3. hinge(verb)

    attach with a hinge

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hinge(noun)ɪndʒ

    pieces of metal that attach a door, lid, etc. to sth

    The hinges creaked as the door opened.


  1. hinge(Noun)

    A jointed or flexible device that allows the pivoting of a door etc. See also pintel.

  2. hinge(Noun)

    A stamp hinge, a folded and gummed paper rectangle for affixing postage stamps in an album.

  3. hinge(Noun)

    A point in time, on which subsequent events depend.

  4. hinge(Noun)

    The median of the upper or lower half of a batch, sample, or probability distribution.

  5. hinge(Verb)

    To attach by, or equip with a hinge.

  6. hinge(Verb)

    To depend on something.

  7. hinge(Verb)

    archaeology The breaking off of the distal end of a knapped stone flake whose presumed course across the face of the stone core was truncated prematurely, leaving not a feathered distal end but instead the scar of a nearly perpendicular break.

    The flake hinged at an inclusion in the core.

  8. Origin: henge, from *, compare henge- in hengeclif, hengen. Akin to henge, henghe, hengel, geheng, hengsel, dialectal hängel, Henkel, hon, hangian. More at hang.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hinge(noun)

    the hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip of leather, which serves as a joint to turn on

  2. Hinge(noun)

    that on which anything turns or depends; a governing principle; a cardinal point or rule; as, this argument was the hinge on which the question turned

  3. Hinge(noun)

    one of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south

  4. Hinge(verb)

    to attach by, or furnish with, hinges

  5. Hinge(verb)

    to bend

  6. Hinge(verb)

    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


  1. 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 by an ideal hinge rotate relative to each other about a fixed axis of rotation. Hinges may be made of flexible material or of moving components. In biology, many joints function as hinges.


  1. Hinge

    Hinge is a mobile app that uses Facebook to help young people meet dates through their friends. Users log in and rate a daily batch of their friends’ friends on a scale of 1-5. Anytime there is mutual interest, Hinge makes a content-rich intro derived from each user’s Facebook profile.Hinge has raised $650k, led by 500 Startups and Piedmont Capital.

Anagrams of hinge

  1. neigh

Translations for hinge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the joint by means of which a door is fastened to a door-frame, a lid is fastened to a box etc and on which the door, lid etc turns when it opens or closes

I must oil the hinges.

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