a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
bridge, bridge circuit(noun)
a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
something resembling a bridge in form or function
"his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
"her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
any of various card games based on whist for four players
a wooden support that holds the strings up
a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
the link between two lenses; rests on the nose
bridge, bridge deck(verb)
an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
bridge, bridge over(verb)
connect or reduce the distance between
make a bridge across
"bridge a river"
cross over on a bridge
a structure, usually of wood, stone, brick, or iron, erected over a river or other water course, or over a chasm, railroad, etc., to make a passageway from one bank to the other
anything supported at the ends, which serves to keep some other thing from resting upon the object spanned, as in engraving, watchmaking, etc., or which forms a platform or staging over which something passes or is conveyed
the small arch or bar at right angles to the strings of a violin, guitar, etc., serving of raise them and transmit their vibrations to the body of the instrument
a device to measure the resistance of a wire or other conductor forming part of an electric circuit
a low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a bridge wall
to build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river
to open or make a passage, as by a bridge
to find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; -- generally with over
A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that all serve unique purposes and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed, the material used to make it and the funds available to build it.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brij, n. a structure raised across a river, &c., or anything like such: the narrow raised platform whence the captain of a steamer gives directions: a thin upright piece of wood supporting the strings in a violin or similar instrument.—v.t. to build a bridge over.—n. Bridge′-head, a fortification covering the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy's position.—adj. Bridge′less, without a bridge.—n. Bridge′-of-boats, a bridge resting on boats moored abreast across a piece of water. [A.S. brycg; Ger. brucke, Ice. bryggja.]
brich, n. a modification of whist in which the dealer does not turn up the last card, but has the option (which he may pass to his partner) of declaring which suit shall be trumps.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
(a) A special bar of copper connecting the dynamos to the bus wire, q. v., in electric lighting or power stations. (b) Wheatstone's bridge, q. v., and its many modifications, all of which may be consulted throughout these pages.
A type of card game played with a deck of cards according to know and specific game rules.
My Nan has her pals over every weekend to play a game of bridge, we love to visit, bring refreshments and watch them play and listen to their stories.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Bridge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1826
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Bridge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1812
Rank popularity for the word 'Bridge' in Nouns Frequency: #706
The numerical value of Bridge in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Bridge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In the middle of nowhere, an old wooden bridge is a golden bridge!
Bridge is nowhere; over the bridge, you feel an emptiness inside you. Bridge is nowhere.
Golden bridge, silver bridge or diamond bridge; it doesn’t matter! As long as the bridge takes you across the other side, it is a good bridge!
Sometimes in life it is most wise to behave like a bridge: Don’t judge the person who comes to you; let him come and pass! Behave like a bridge!
Certainly the work I did on 'Bridge of Spies' benefited from this opportunity the BBC gave me with 'Wolf Hall'. I don't think I would have acted as well in 'Bridge of Spies' if I hadn't have done 'Wolf Hall,'.
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Translations for Bridge
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- пераноссе, мостBelarusian
- мостик, мост, бриджBulgarian
- pont, bridgeCatalan, Valencian
- most, kobylka, hřbet, můstek, bridžCzech
- мостъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- pont, pontyddWelsh
- bro, næseben, stol, bridgeDanish
- Nasenrücken, Brücke, Steg, überwechseln, überbrücken, BridgeGerman
- γέφυρα, ράχη, καβαλάρης, άκανθαGreek
- ponto, briĝoEsperanto
- pasarela, puente, bóveda, bridgeSpanish
- پل, خرکPersian
- silta, bridge, nenän selkä, talla, komentosilta, hammassilta, sillata, yli, sovitellaFinnish
- brúgv, nasabein, bridgeFaroese
- pont, passerelle, chevalet, bridgeFrench
- brêgeWestern Frisian
- droichead, droichead sróineIrish
- drochaidScottish Gaelic
- hid, orrnyereg, bridzs, áthidalHungarian
- կամուրջ, քթարմատ, նավապետի կամրջակArmenian
- jembatan, cukangIndonesian
- brú, briddsIcelandic
- setto, ponte, bridgeItalian
- ᑭᒍᑎᓐᖑᐊᑦ ᓂᐱᑎᓯᒪᔪᑦInuktitut
- 橋, 冠橋義歯, 船橋Japanese
- 다리, 교Korean
- BréckLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- gwagwa, gbagbaLingala
- tilts, bridžsLatvian
- kaka o te ihu, piriti, arawhata, kaka, kahupapaMāori
- мост, кобилица, бриџ, премостуваMacedonian
- гүүр тавих, гүүрMongolian
- titi, titian, jambat, jambatan, brijMalay
- bru, styrehus, broNorwegian
- brug, kam, bridgeDutch
- bru, styrehus, styrhusNorwegian Nynorsk
- naʼníʼáNavajo, Navaho
- хидOssetian, Ossetic
- ਪੁਲPanjabi, Punjabi
- mostek, most, mostek kapitański, grzbiet, brydżPolish
- پلPashto, Pushto
- cavalete, passadiço, ponte, superar, bridgePortuguese
- pod, punte, bridgeRomanian
- мост, переносица, мостик, капитанский мостик, бриджRussian
- ponte, pontiSardinian
- mȏst, komandni most, мо̑ст, protéza, ћу̀прија, капетански мостић, командни мост, ćùprija, kapetanski mostić, проте́за, бриџ, bridžSerbo-Croatian
- පාලමSinhala, Sinhalese
- most, chrbátSlovak
- most, mostiček, bridžSlovene
- faiā, alaniuSamoan
- bro, brygga, tandbrygga, bridge, överbryggaSwedish
- వంతెన, వారధి, సేతువుTelugu
- пул, кӯпрукTajik
- hale kavakava, hala fakakavakavaTonga (Tonga Islands)
- köprü, briçTurkish
- 'ē'a turuTahitian
- كۆۋرۈكUyghur, Uighur
- міст, перенісся, бріджUkrainian
- cầu, 橋Vietnamese
- ibrorho, umchankcathoXhosa
- בריק, בריקלYiddish
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