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. Tillotson.

(Hinge), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hinged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hinging ]

1. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.

2. To bend. [Obs.] Shak.

(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. I. Taylor

(Hinged) a. Furnished with hinges.

(Hinge"less) a. Without a hinge or joint.

(Hink) n. A reaping hook. Knight.

(Hin"ni*ate Hin"ny) v. i. [L. hinnire.] To neigh; to whinny. [Obs.]

(Hin"ny), n.; pl. Hinnies [L. hinnus, cf. Gr. .] A hybrid between a stallion and an ass.

(Hin"ny), n. A term of endearment; darling; — corrupted from honey. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.

(Hint) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hinting.] [OE. henten, hinten, to seize, to catch, AS. hentan to pursue, take, seize; or Icel. ymta to mutter, ymtr a muttering, Dan. ymte to whisper. &radic36. Cf. Hent.] To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.

Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike.

Syn. — To suggest; intimate; insinuate; imply.

(Hint), v. i. To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something.

We whisper, and hint, and chuckle.

To hint at, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or cautiously.

Syn. — To allude; refer; glance; touch.

(Hint), n. A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive.

Our hint of woe
Is common.

The hint malevolent, the look oblique.
Hannah More.

Syn. — Suggestion; allusion. See Suggestion.

3. One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south. [R.]

When the moon is in the hinge at East.

Nor slept the winds . . . but rushed abroad.

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