KJV Dictionary Definition: hinge


HINGE, n. hinj. This word appears to be connected with hang,and with angle,the verb.

1. The hook or joint on which a door or gate turns.

The gate self-opened wide

On golden hinges turning.

2. That on which any thing depends or turns; a governing principle, rule or point. This argument was the hinge on which the question turned.

3. A cardinal point; as east, west, north or south. Little used.

To be off the hinges, is to be in a state of disorder or irregularity.

HINGE, v.t. To furnish with hinges.

1. To bend. Little used.

HINGE, v.i. To stand, depend or turn, as on a hinge. The question hinges on this single point.


HING'ING, ppr. Depending; turning.