Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
  2. (noun, state) a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend
  3. (verb, contact) attach with a hinge

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Synonyms of Hinge

flexible joint

Alternate forms of Hinge

Derivations: hinge

Hyponyms: butt hinge, joint hinge, strap hinge, t hinge, tee hinge

Hypernyms: attach, circumstance, joint

Origin of the word Hinge

  1. c.1300, "the axis of the earth;" late 14c. as "movable joint of a gate or door," not found in O.E., cognate with M.Du. henghe "hook, handle," M.L.G. henge "hinge;" all derived from the root of the verb hang on notion of the thing from which a door hangs. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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