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Hinge meaning

hinge - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south.
  3. 3. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.
  4. 4. To bend.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Joint on which a door turns, & c.
  7. 7. To turn; depend.

hinge - examples of usage

  1. To the base of one of the sides of the cage a flap is attached by a hinge.
  2. The door upon the landing turned upon its hinge, and Loftus Vaughan appeared in the doorway.
  3. In the Testudinidae the African Kinixys has a movable hinge on the posterior part of the carapace and Pyxis arachnoides of Madagascar has a short, hinged, anterior plastral lobe.
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