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Definitions of hinge

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To bend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To furnish with a hinge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To furnish with hinges: to bend. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. 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
  8. To turn or depend as on a hinge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. 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.
  10. To turn; depend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To furnish with hinges. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To furnish with hinges; to hang or depend. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend; "his absence is the hinge of our plan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Joint on which a door turns, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  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. 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.

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Usage examples for hinge

  1. The latter, without a sign of either pleasure or annoyance, held out his arm to his companion, who pulled off the coat and hung it on the hinge of the front door, an act which drew from Mrs. Struve the remark that the old house was in such bad repair that there was not even a hall- stand. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  2. She seized a hinge and he tore off the latch. – The City Curious by Jean de Bosschère
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