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Definitions of hinge

  1. a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. attach with a hinge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend; "his absence is the hinge of our plan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To bend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The joints or hooks on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turn or swing; the joint of an oyster or similar shell; that on which anything depends or turns. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To furnish with a hinge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To turn or depend as on a hinge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. The hook or joint on which a door or lid hangs: that on which anything depends or turns. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To furnish with hinges: to bend. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To hang or turn as on a hinge:-pr.p. hinging; pa.p. hinged'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Joint on which a door turns, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To turn; depend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To furnish with a hinge; turn, as on a hinge; depend; hang. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A device allowing one part to turn upon another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The hook or joint on which a door, gate, &c., turns; that on which anything depends or turns. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To furnish with hinges. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To stand, depend, or turn, as on a hinge. To be off the hinges, to be in a state of disorder or irregularity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. The hook or joint on which a door, &c., turns or swings. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. To furnish with hinges; to hang or depend. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. Both ancient Egyptian and modern Oriental doors were and are hung by means of pivots turning in sockets on both the upper and lower sides. ( 1 Kings 7:50 ) In Syria, and especially the Hauran, there are many ancient doors consisting of stone slabs with pivots carved out of the same piece, inserted in sockets above and below, and fixed during the building of the house. The allusion in ( Proverbs 26:14 ) is thus clearly explained. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary biblestudytools.com
  26. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  27. (Heb. tsir), that on which a door revolves. "Doors in the East turn rather on pivots than on what we term hinges. In Syria, and especially in the Hauran, there are many ancient doors, consisting of stone slabs with pivots carved out of the same piece inserted in sockets above and below, and fixed during the building of the house" ( Proverbs 26:14 ). biblestudytools.com
  28. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Movable joint or mechanism like that by which door is hung on side post; natural joint doing similar work, as that of bivalve shell; off the hh., in disordered state of body or mind; (fig.) central principle, critical point, on which all turns; (v.t.) attach (as) with h.; (v.i., of door &c. or fig.) hang& turn on (post, principle, &c.). Hence hinged, hingeless, aa. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. n. [German, Dutch, English] The hook or joint on which a door, gate, or lid, &c., turns;— that on which any thing depends or turns; a governing principle, rule, or point. Cabinet Dictionary
  31. Joints upon which a gate or door turns; the cardinal points of the world; a governing rule or principle; To be off the hinges, to be in a state of irregularity and disorder. Complete Dictionary

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