Definitions for Bridgebrɪdʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bridgebrɪdʒ(n.; v.; adj.)bridged, bridg•ing
(n.)a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like.
Category: Civil Engineering
a connecting, transitional, or intermediate route, phase, etc.
a raised transverse platform from which a power vessel is navigated and that often includes a pilot house.
Category: Nautical, Navy
the ridge or upper line of the nose.
the part of a pair of eyeglasses that joins the two lenses and spans the nose.
an artificial replacement, fixed or removable, of a missing tooth or teeth, supported by adjacent natural teeth or roots.
a thin fixed wedge or support raising the strings of a musical instrument above the sounding board.
Category: Music and Dance
a transitional modulatory passage connecting sections of a musical composition.
Category: Music and Dance
a transitional passage as in a literary work.
an electrical circuit or device for measuring resistance, capacitance, inductance, or impedance.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Ref: Compare Wheatstone bridge.
a gantry over a railroad track for supporting waterspouts, signals, etc.
the arch formed by the hand and fingers to support the striking end of a billiards or pool cue. a notched piece of wood with a long handle used to support the striking end of a cue.
a gallery or platform that can be raised or lowered over a stage for use by technical crew members.
a valence bond connecting two parts of a molecule.
(v.t.)to make a bridge or passage over; span.
to join by or as if by a bridge.
to make (a way) by a bridge.
(adj.)(esp. of clothing) less expensive than a manufacturer's most expensive products.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of bridge:
bef. 1000; ME brigge, OE brycg, c. OS bruggia, OHG brucca, ON bryggja
a card game derived from whist in which one partnership plays to fulfill a certain declaration against an opposing partnership.
Origin of bridge:
1885–90; earlier also sp. britch, biritch; of obscure orig.
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a structure built over a river, road, etc. to cross it
to cross the bridge; ***a bridge over the river
sth that helps to connect two different things
a bridge between science and religion
the bony upper part of the nose
***the bridge of her nose
to decrease differences or difficulties
***to help prisoners bridge the gap between prison and life outside
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.
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.
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
Translations for Bridge
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a structure carrying a road or railway over a river etc.
- pontePortuguese (BR)
- die BrückeGerman
- 橋Chinese (Trad.)
- cái cầuVietnamese
- 桥Chinese (Simp.)
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