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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hinge /ˈhɪnʤ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hinge n.
 1. The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip of leather, which serves as a joint to turn on.
 The gate self-opened wide,
 On golden hinges turning.   --Milton.
 2. That on which anything turns or depends; a governing principle; a cardinal point or rule; as, this argument was the hinge on which the question turned.
 3. One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south. [R.]
    When the moon is in the hinge at East.   --Creech.
    Nor slept the winds . . . but rushed abroad.   --Milton.
 Hinge joint. (a) Anat. See Ginglymus. (b) Mech. Any joint resembling a hinge, by which two pieces are connected so as to permit relative turning in one plane.
 To be off the hinges, to be in a state of disorder or irregularity; to have lost proper adjustment.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hinge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hinged p. pr. & vb. n. Hinging ]
 1. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.
 2. To bend. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hinge v. i. To stand, depend, hang, or turn, as on a hinge; to depend chiefly for a result or decision or for force and validity; -- usually with on or upon; as, the argument hinges on this point.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing
           relative to the other [syn: flexible joint]
      2: a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend; "his
         absence is the hinge of our plan"
      v : attach with a hinge

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Heb. tsir), that on which a door revolves. "Doors in the East
    turn rather on pivots than on what we term hinges. In Syria, and
    especially in the Hauran, there are many ancient doors,
    consisting of stone slabs with pivots carved out of the same
    piece inserted in sockets above and below, and fixed during the
    building of the house" (Prov. 26:14).