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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

hinge

[hɪndʒ]
1. n (of door, gate) → cardine m; (of box) → cerniera
2. vi to hinge on (fig) → dipendere da
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

hinge

n. bisagra;
___ jointcoyuntura;
___ movementmovimiento de bisagra;
___ positionposición de gozne.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012