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hinge

 (hĭnj)
n.
1.
a. A jointed or flexible device that allows the turning or pivoting of a part, such as a door or lid, on a stationary frame.
b. A similar structure or part, such as one that enables the valves of a bivalve mollusk to open and close.
2. A small folded paper rectangle gummed on one side, used especially to fasten stamps in an album.
3. A point or circumstance on which subsequent events depend.
v. hinged, hing·ing, hing·es
v.tr.
1. To attach by or equip with or as if with hinges or a hinge.
2. To consider or make (something) dependent on something else; predicate: "convenient and misleading fictions for hinging an argument" (Stephen Jay Gould).
v.intr.
To be contingent on a single factor; depend: This plan hinges on her approval.

[Middle English henge; see konk- in Indo-European roots.]

hinge

(hɪndʒ)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a device for holding together two parts such that one can swing relative to the other, typically having two interlocking metal leaves held by a pin about which they pivot
2. (Anatomy) anatomy a type of joint, such as the knee joint, that moves only backwards and forwards; a joint that functions in only one plane. Technical name: ginglymus
3. (Zoology) a similar structure in invertebrate animals, such as the joint between the two halves of a bivalve shell
4. something on which events, opinions, etc, turn
5. (Philately) philately Also called: mount a small thin transparent strip of gummed paper for affixing a stamp to a page
vb
6. (tr) to attach or fit a hinge to (something)
7. (intr; usually foll by on or upon) to depend (on)
8. (intr) to hang or turn on or as if on a hinge
[C13: probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch henge; see hang]
hinged adj
ˈhingeless adj
ˈhingeˌlike adj

hinge

(hɪndʒ)

n., v. hinged, hing•ing. n.
1. a jointed device or flexible piece on which a door, gate, lid, or other attached part turns,swings, or moves.
2. an anatomical joint at which motion occurs around a transverse axis, as that of the knee.
3. that on which something is based or depends; pivotal consideration or factor.
4. a gummed sticker, folded to form a hinge, for affixing a stamp to a page of an album.
v.i.
5. to be dependent or contingent on, or as if on, a hinge (usu. fol. by on or upon): Everything hinges on her decision.
v.t.
6. to attach by or as if by a hinge or hinges.
7. to make or consider as dependent on: He hinged his action on future sales.
[1250–1300; Middle English henge; akin to Low German heng(e), Middle Dutch henge hinge, and to hang]

hinge


Past participle: hinged
Gerund: hinging

Imperative
hinge
hinge
Present
I hinge
you hinge
he/she/it hinges
we hinge
you hinge
they hinge
Preterite
I hinged
you hinged
he/she/it hinged
we hinged
you hinged
they hinged
Present Continuous
I am hinging
you are hinging
he/she/it is hinging
we are hinging
you are hinging
they are hinging
Present Perfect
I have hinged
you have hinged
he/she/it has hinged
we have hinged
you have hinged
they have hinged
Past Continuous
I was hinging
you were hinging
he/she/it was hinging
we were hinging
you were hinging
they were hinging
Past Perfect
I had hinged
you had hinged
he/she/it had hinged
we had hinged
you had hinged
they had hinged
Future
I will hinge
you will hinge
he/she/it will hinge
we will hinge
you will hinge
they will hinge
Future Perfect
I will have hinged
you will have hinged
he/she/it will have hinged
we will have hinged
you will have hinged
they will have hinged
Future Continuous
I will be hinging
you will be hinging
he/she/it will be hinging
we will be hinging
you will be hinging
they will be hinging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hinging
you have been hinging
he/she/it has been hinging
we have been hinging
you have been hinging
they have been hinging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hinging
you will have been hinging
he/she/it will have been hinging
we will have been hinging
you will have been hinging
they will have been hinging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hinging
you had been hinging
he/she/it had been hinging
we had been hinging
you had been hinging
they had been hinging
Conditional
I would hinge
you would hinge
he/she/it would hinge
we would hinge
you would hinge
they would hinge
Past Conditional
I would have hinged
you would have hinged
he/she/it would have hinged
we would have hinged
you would have hinged
they would have hinged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hinge - a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the otherhinge - a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
bi-fold door - an interior door
butt hinge - a hinge mortised flush into the edge of the door and jamb
car door - the door of a car
exterior door, outside door - a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
French door - a light door with transparent or glazed panels extending the full length
gate - a movable barrier in a fence or wall
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
pintle - a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
joint hinge, strap hinge - a hinge with two long straps; one strap is fastened to the surface of a moving part (e.g., a door or lid) and the other is fastened to the adjacent stationary frame
swing door, swinging door - a door that swings on a double hinge; opens in either direction
T hinge, tee hinge - a hinge that looks like the letter T when it is opened; similar to a strap hinge except that one strap has been replaced by half of a butt hinge that can be mortised flush into the stationary frame
2.hinge - a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend; "his absence is the hinge of our plan"
circumstance - a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
Verb1.hinge - attach with a hinge
attach - cause to be attached
Translations
مُفَصَّلَةمِفْصَلَه
pantstěžejzávěs
hængsel
sarana
šarka
zsanér
hjör, löm
ちょうつがい
경첩
priklausyti nuovyris
eņģevira
pánt
tečaj
gångjärn
บานพับ
bản lề

hinge

[hɪndʒ]
A. N [of door, window] → bisagra f, gozne m; [of shell] → charnela f (also Zool); (for stamps) → fijasellos m inv (fig) → eje m
B. VImoverse sobre goznes
to hinge onmoverse sobre, girar sobre (fig) → depender de
C. VTengoznar

hinge

[ˈhɪndʒ]
n [door] → gond m, charnière f
The door swung open on well-oiled hinges → La porte pivota sur ses gonds bien huilés.
hinge on
vt fus (= be dependent on) → reposer sur
The plan hinges on a new deal being arranged → Le plan repose sur la conclusion d'un nouvel accord.
It all hinges on whether the deal is accepted → Tout repose sur la conclusion de cet accord.
to hinge on how ... → reposer sur la façon dont ...
Everything will hinge on how we perform in the first half of the match → Tout reposera sur la façon dont nous nous comporterons en première période.
A lot hinges on how we are viewed by overseas investors → Beaucoup repose sur la façon dont les investisseurs étrangers nous perçoivent.

hinge

n
(of door)Angel f; (of box etc)Scharnier nt; (of limb, shell)Gelenk nt; (fig)Angelpunkt m; the door is off its hingesdie Tür ist aus den Angeln; the lid is off its hingesdas Scharnier des Deckels ist ab; take the door off its hingeshäng die Tür aus!
(also stamp hinge)(Klebe)falz m
vt to hinge something (to something)etw mit einem Scharnier/mit Scharnieren (→ an etw dat) → befestigen
vi (fig)abhängen (on von), ankommen (→ on auf +acc)

hinge

[hɪndʒ]
1. n (of door, gate) → cardine m; (of box) → cerniera
2. vi to hinge on (fig) → dipendere da

hinge

(hindʒ) noun
the joint by means of which a door is fastened to a door-frame, a lid is fastened to a box etc and on which the door, lid etc turns when it opens or closes. I must oil the hinges.
hinge on
to depend on. The result of the whole competition hinges on the last match.

hinge

مُفَصَّلَة závěs hængsel Scharnier μεντεσές bisagra sarana gond šarka cardine ちょうつがい 경첩 scharnier hengsel zawias dobradiça петля gångjärn บานพับ menteşe bản lề 铰链

hinge

n. bisagra;
___ jointcoyuntura;
___ movementmovimiento de bisagra;
___ positionposición de gozne.
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