What does hinge mean?

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hɪndʒhinge

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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

Wiktionary

  1. hinge(Noun)

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

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

  2. hinge(Noun)

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

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

  3. hinge(Noun)

    A point in time, on which subsequent events depend.

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

  4. hinge(Noun)

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

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

  5. hinge(Verb)

    To attach by, or equip with a hinge.

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

  6. hinge(Verb)

    To depend on something.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Hinge(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Hinge(verb)

    to attach by, or furnish with, hinges

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Hinge(verb)

    to bend

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

CrunchBase

  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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. James Winckler:

    Stock markets around the world are at all time highs and no one is that excited about it, 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.

  4. Mary O'Hare Dumas:

    Confidence is the hinge on the door to success.

  5. Doron Nir:

    Long-term success is not going to hinge solely on securing a couple of big names, a streaming platform's success comes from a community that's cultivated from many creators creating a lot of content over a lot of time.

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