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Definition of Hinge

Hinge

  1. 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. 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. One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south.
  4. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.
  5. To bend.
  6. 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.

Hinge Quotations

The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
Meister Eckhart

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Charles Dudley Warner

I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.
Rita Dove

The crisis that the world finds itself in as it swings on the hinge of a new millennium is located in something deeper than particular ways of organizing political systems and economies.
Huston Smith

Coaches do so much research about a referee because they believe refereeing is such a crucial part of the game that the result may hinge on what we say or do. They probably know more about me than I know myself!
Alan Lewis
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Hinge Translations

hinge in Dutch is scharnier
hinge in German is Scharnier, gelenk
hinge in Norwegian is hengsel
hinge in Spanish is bisagra

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