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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

At a time when science plays such a powerful role in the life of society, when the destiny of the whole of mankind may hinge on the results of scientific research, it is incumbent on all scientists to be fully conscious of that role, and conduct themselves accordingly.
Joseph Rotblat

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

We live in a beauty-obsessed age and success sometimes appears to hinge solely on the presentation of an image that is acceptable to the press.
Douglas Booth
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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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