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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


  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

  7. Origin: [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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hinge

    hinj, n. the hook or joint on which a door or lid hangs: that on which anything depends or turns.—v.t. to furnish with hinges: to bend.—v.i. to hang or turn as on a hinge: to depend on:—pr.p. hing′ing; pa.p. hinged.—n. Hinge′-joint (anat.), a joint in which the bones move.—Off the hinges, in a state of confusion. [Related to hang.]


  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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hinge in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hinge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hinge in a Sentence

  1. Mary O'Hare Dumas:

    Confidence is the hinge on the door to success.

  2. Tobias Paulun:

    We have the right products but their success will hinge on whether politicians really bring green power into the market.

  3. Phillip Futures:

    If prices hold above these levels, there is a chance that prices could move higher this week, which should hinge on optimistic nonfarm payrolls.

  4. Cheng Chen:

    The strong retail sales report should go a long way in supporting September rate hike odds as the upcoming Fed decision continues to hinge crucially on the tone of domestic economic momentum.

  5. James Winckler:

    To feel great about the Canadian stock market you need to see a meaningful turnaround in oil and commodities in general, and that's going to hinge on a turnaround in global growth, which I don't believe has occurred.

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