Dictionary.com

hinge

[ hinj ]
/ hɪndʒ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: hinge / hinged on Thesaurus.com

noun
verb (used without object), hinged, hing·ing.
to be dependent or contingent on, or as if on, a hinge (usually followed by on or upon): Everything hinges on his decision.
verb (used with object), hinged, hing·ing.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of hinge

1250–1300; Middle English henge; cognate with Low German heng(e), Middle Dutch henge hinge; akin to hang

OTHER WORDS FROM hinge

hingeless, adjectivehingelike, adjectivere·hinge, verb (used with object), re·hinged, re·hing·ing.well-hinged, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use hinge in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hinge

hinge
/ (hɪndʒ) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of hinge

hinged, adjectivehingeless, adjectivehingelike, adjective

Word Origin for hinge

C13: probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch henge; see hang
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for hinge

hinge
[ hĭnj ]

n.
A jointed or flexible device that allows the turning or pivoting of a part, such as a door or lid, on a stationary frame.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK