hinge

hinge
Synonyms and related words:
accrue from, ankle, arbor, arise from, articulate, articulation, axis, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, batten, batten down, be based on, be contingent on, be dependent on, be due to, be predicated on, bolt, boundary, buckle, bud from, butt, button, cervix, clasp, cleat, climacteric, clinch, clip, closure, clutch, come from, come out of, connecting link, connecting rod, connection, convergence of events, coupling, crisis, critical juncture, critical point, crossroads, crucial period, crunch, depend, depend on, derive from, descend from, distaff, dovetail, elbow, emanate from, embrace, emerge from, emergency, ensue from, exigency, extremity, flow from, follow from, fulcrum, germinate from, gimbal, gliding joint, grow from, grow out of, gudgeon, hang, hang on, hasp, hinge on, hinged joint, hingle, hip, hitch, hook, hub, interface, issue from, jam, join, joining, joint, juncture, knee, knuckle, latch, lie on, lie with, link, lock, mandrel, miter, mortise, nail, nave, neck, oarlock, originate in, pass, peg, pin, pinch, pintle, pivot, pivot joint, pole, proceed from, push, rabbet, radiant, rest, rest on, rest with, revolve on, rivet, rowlock, rub, scarf, screw, seam, sew, shoulder, skewer, snap, spindle, spring from, sprout from, stand on, staple, stem from, stick, stitch, strait, suture, swivel, symphysis, tack, tie rod, toggle, toggle joint, trunnion, turn, turn on, turn upon, turning point, union, wedge, weld, wrist, zipper

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  • Hinge — Hinge, n. [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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hinge — hinge; hinge·less; un·hinge; un·hinge·ment; …   English syllables

  • Hinge — Hinge, v. i. 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. I. Taylor [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hinge — ► NOUN ▪ a movable joint or mechanism by which a door, gate, or lid opens and closes or which connects linked objects. ► VERB (hingeing or hinging) 1) attach or join with a hinge. 2) (hinge on) depend entirely on. ORIGIN related to …   English terms dictionary

  • hinge — [hinj] n. [ME, earlier henge (vowel raised before nasal) < hengen (< ON hengja) or < hangen: see HANG] 1. a joint or device on which a door, gate, lid, etc. swings 2. a natural joint, as of the bivalve shell of a clam or oyster 3. a thin …   English World dictionary

  • Hinge — Hinge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hinged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hinging}.] 1. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges. [1913 Webster] 2. To bend. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hinge\ on — • hinge (up)on v To depend on as decisive: be decided by. In a dictatorship, everything hinges on one man. A tobacco grower s income for the year may hinge on what the weather is like in a few summer weeks …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hinge on — (something) to depend on something. The case hinged on whether the jury believed the accused thief or the two witnesses. Etymology: based on the idea that a door is attached to its frame by a hinge (= folding device) …   New idioms dictionary

  • hinge — [n] pivot, turning point articulation, axis, ball and socket, butt, elbow, hook, joint, juncture, knee, link, pin, spring, swivel; concepts 471,498 hinge [v] be contingent on be subject to, be undecided, depend, hang, pend, pivot, rest, revolve… …   New thesaurus

  • hinge — index crossroad (turning point) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hinge — vb *depend, hang, turn Analogous words: *swing, fluctuate, undulate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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