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.
- A jointed or flexible device that allows the turning or pivoting of a part, such as a door or lid, on a stationary frame.
- A similar structure or part, such as one that enables the valves of a bivalve mollusk to open and close.
- A small folded paper rectangle gummed on one side, used especially to fasten stamps in an album.
- A point or circumstance on which subsequent events depend.
- To attach by or equip with or as if with hinges or a hinge.
- To consider or make (something) dependent on something else; predicate: "convenient and misleading fictions for hinging an argument” ( Stephen Jay Gould).
- To be contingent on a single factor; depend: This plan hinges on her approval.