bridge meaning

[ bridʒ ] Pronunciation:   "bridge" in a sentence
Noun: bridge  brij
  1. A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    - span 
  2. A circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    - bridge circuit 
  3. Something resembling a bridge in form or function
    "his letters provided a bridge across the centuries" 
  4. The hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
    "her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose" 
  5. Any of various card games based on whist for four players 
  6. A wooden support that holds the strings up 
  7. A denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
    - bridgework 
  8. The link between two lenses; rests on the nose
    - nosepiece 
  9. An upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
    - bridge deck
Verb: bridge  brij
  1. Connect or reduce the distance between
    - bridge over 
  2. Make a bridge across
    "bridge a river" 
  3. Cross over on a bridge

Derived forms: bridging, bridged, bridges

See also: bridge over, bridgeable

Type of: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, bring together, card game, cards, circuit, complex body part, connect, connectedness, connection, connexion [Brit], construction, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, dental plate, denture, electric circuit, electrical circuit, get across, get over, join, link, link up, linkup, pass over, plate, structure, support, tie, tie-in, track, traverse, upper deck

Part of: eyeglasses [N. Amer], glasses, nose, olfactory organ, specs, spectacles, stringed instrument, transit, transportation, transportation system

Encyclopedia: Bridge Bridge, Electrical Bridge, Kent


A structure that spans a depression or provides a passage between two points which are at a height above the ground affording a passage for pedestrians, vehicles, etc.


At a demolition or construction site, a scaffold built over the adjacent sidewalk to protect pedestrians and motor vehicles from falling material or debris.


In the backstage of a theater, a platform or gallery (of fixed or adjustable height), over or alongside the stage; used by scene painters (see paint bridge), lighting operators (see light bridge), and stagehands.

adjective [only before noun] (AmE)

(Finance ) = BRIDGING

1. A network, usually consisting of four branches, connected so that an input signal can be applied between two opposite points and the output taken between the other two opposite points. When the component values are in a certain ratio, the voltage between the output points is zero, and the bridge is said to be balanced or set to null.
2. A circuit such as that described in (1) used for electrical measurements.
3. An audio or servo amplification system in which the load is driven from two outputs having opposite polarity, neither of which are at ground potential.
4. A communications path between or among two or more networks. This allows the subscribers in any network to obtain data from, or send data to, any other network, in effect creating a network of networks.

a : the upper bony part of the nose
b : the curved part of a pair of glasses that rests upon this part of the nose
a : PONS
b : a strand of protoplasm extending between two cells
c : a partial denture held in place by anchorage to adjacent teeth
d : a connection (as an atom or group of atoms) that joins two different parts of a molecule (as opposite sides of a ring)
e : an area of physical continuity between two chromatids persisting during the later phases of mitosis and constituting a possible source of somatic genetic change


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  1. it was the first eyebar suspension bridge.
  2. a road bridge has to carry a lot of traffic.
  3. the bridge is wide enough for trucks to pass.
  4. the bridge stands majestic astride the river.
  5. the river thames is spanned by many bridges.

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