What does BRIDGE mean?

Definitions for BRIDGE
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bridge, span(noun)

    a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

  2. bridge, bridge circuit(noun)

    a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected

  3. bridge(noun)

    something resembling a bridge in form or function

    "his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"

  4. bridge(noun)

    the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose

    "her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"

  5. bridge(noun)

    any of various card games based on whist for four players

  6. bridge(noun)

    a wooden support that holds the strings up

  7. bridge, bridgework(noun)

    a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth

  8. bridge, nosepiece(noun)

    the link between two lenses; rests on the nose

  9. bridge, bridge deck(verb)

    an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands

  10. bridge, bridge over(verb)

    connect or reduce the distance between

  11. bridge(verb)

    make a bridge across

    "bridge a river"

  12. bridge(verb)

    cross over on a bridge

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bridge(noun)

    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

  2. Bridge(noun)

    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

  3. Bridge(noun)

    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

  4. Bridge(noun)

    a device to measure the resistance of a wire or other conductor forming part of an electric circuit

  5. Bridge(noun)

    a low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a bridge wall

  6. Bridge(verb)

    to build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river

  7. Bridge(verb)

    to open or make a passage, as by a bridge

  8. Bridge(verb)

    to find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; -- generally with over

Freebase

  1. Bridge

    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

  1. Bridge

    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.]

  2. Bridge

    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

  1. Bridge

    (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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bridge

    A narrow gangway between two hatchways, sometimes termed a bridge. Military bridges to afford a passage across a river for troops, are constructed with boats, pontoons, casks, trusses, trestles, &c. Bridge in steam-vessels is the connection between the paddle-boxes, from which the officer in charge directs the motion of the vessel. Also, the middle part of the fire-bars in a marine boiler, on either side of which the fires are banked. Also, a narrow ridge of rock, sand, or shingle, across the bottom of a channel, so as to occasion a shoal over which the tide ripples. That between Mount Edgecombe and St. Nicholas' Isle, at Plymouth, has occasioned much loss of life.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bridge

    A structure usually of wood, stone, brick, or iron, erected over a river or other water-course, or over a ravine, railroad, etc., to make a continuous roadway from one bank to the other.

  2. bridge

    In gunnery, two pieces of timber which go between the two transoms of a gun-carriage. Not used in the U. S. service.

Editors Contribution

  1. bridge

    A type of structure created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    There are so many amazing bridges throughout the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2015  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Bridge

    Twenty years ago two families at Great Dalby, Leicestershire, paid each other a visit on alternate nights, for a game of what they called Russian whist. Their way lay across a broken bridge, very dangerous after nightfall. “Thank goodness, it’s your bridge to-morrow night!” they were wont to exclaim on parting. This gave the name to the game itself.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BRIDGE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1826

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BRIDGE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1812

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BRIDGE' in Nouns Frequency: #706

How to pronounce BRIDGE?

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How to say BRIDGE in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BRIDGE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BRIDGE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of BRIDGE in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is a good habit to thank always the bridge which takes you to the other side or to mention the name of the bridge or to take the photo of it or to repair it if you can! In short, do something good for those who do goodness for you!

  2. Tom Perez:

    Well the most important thing we're going to do is to build a fair, level playing field for everybody, i welcome the debate. I think there is going to be a bumper crop of candidates and that the American people are going to see a very robust Democratic Party. What will unite all of them is that they are all fighting for a better deal and a brighter future and better tomorrows for everyone, not just a few at the top. And what we're doing at the DNC is making sure we build the infrastructure, the organizing infrastructure, the technology infrastructure so that whoever ... becomes the nominee that they can walk into a DNC that enables them to sprint across the finish line.Listen hereWhile Perez said he hopes ideas and ideals are what helps to unite his party, it may just be mutual disgust for Trump that will act as the super glue for Democrats.Below are some of excerpts of my interview with DNC Chairman Tom Perez. This QA has been edited for brevity, clarity and flow.Mark Preston: As you look at the current state of play right now, what is the Democratic plan to address Donald Trump in this off year?Tom Perez: Step one is that we have to take on Donald Trump in all of these areas that he's trying to take America back, and make America weak, not make America great. Equally important though, we can't simply be against Donald Trump. We've got to articulate what we are for, and we have always been fighting for a fair shake for everyone. Listen hereFollow CNN OpinionJoin us on Twitter and FacebookPreston: (W)hen you were running for chairman, ... it was a bit of a contentious fight. There was a lot of criticism from the grassroots about the battle between establishment Democrats and grassroots Democrats. ... What is being done behind the scenes to try to bridge the divide between those two (factions)?Perez: Every single day we are leading with our values. ... If we want to address income inequality in this country, one of the most important things we can do is support efforts for people to unionize and form a union. When unions succeed, the middle class succeeds. When unions succeed, income inequality goes down, and what we have to do as a party is be out there on the issues that matter the most to people: health care, good jobs, the efforts to cut support for public education, we have to articulate what we stand for.

  3. Kasim Reed:

    There is a possibility you could have a further collapse, we still have personnel at the sight making sure there is no hotspots. We won't know the area of vulnerability for the bridge until tomorrow.

  4. Pasquale Capizzi:

    The country is cut in half because ... the main road south to north is cut in Zambezia where a bridge has been destroyed by the waters.

  5. Ira Acree:

    But an insider would have more of a capacity to bridge the gap between the community and police, would know Chicago's unique gang culture.

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