verb (used without object), hinged, hing·ing.
verb (used with object), hinged, hing·ing.
Origin of hinge
Synonyms for hinge
Related Words for hingedepend, swivel, pin, hook, spring, articulation, juncture, joint, link, butt, elbow, axis, knee, pivot, hang, rest, turn, pend
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Contemporary Examples of hinge
Complete male reproductive independence would also hinge on artificial womb technology, which also made headlines in 2014.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
Race relations in Saint Louis could hinge on the outcome of this announcement.Ferguson Tensions in Black and White
November 21, 2014
The game is almost certain to hinge on how well Manning and his receivers fare against Sherman and company.Peyton Manning Vs. Richard Sherman
January 31, 2014
Much will hinge on what happens in 2014, in the coming crisis negotiations and then in the elections.The Ted Cruz Armageddon Is Coming
October 18, 2013
Whether the facts will be enough to avert disaster will hinge largely on whether Boehner can bring himself to accept them.Washington’s Other Car Crash: Obama vs. the Boehner Rule
October 4, 2013
Historical Examples of hinge
A hinge creaked, but it was no louder than the rustle of silk against silk.Way of the Lawless
Because there was nothing else to do, Grant unscrewed his helmet and let it fall back on its hinge.Pirates of the Gorm
If any part of the frame cracked, if the hinge creaked, I was a lost man!Masterpieces of Mystery
The other hinge still held, but it was bending with each mighty blow.The Affair of the Brains
The prison was still as the grave; not a step could I hear; not a bolt nor a hinge creaked.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
Word Origin for hinge
c.1300, "the axis of the earth;" late 14c. as "movable joint of a gate or door," not found in Old English, cognate with Middle Dutch henghe "hook, handle," Middle Low German henge "hinge," from Proto-Germanic *hanhan (transitive), *hangen (intransitive), from PIE *konk- "to hang" (see hang (v.)). The notion is the thing from which a door hangs.
c.1600, "to bend," from hinge (n.). Meaning "turn on, depend" is from 1719. Related: Hinged; hinging.