Definitions for Bridge
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Bridge.
a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
bridge, bridge circuitnoun
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 deckverb
an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
bridge, bridge oververb
connect or reduce the distance between
make a bridge across
"bridge a river"
cross over on a bridge
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: bric, Saxon.
What need the bridge much broader than the flood? William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.
And proud Araxes, whom no bridge could bind. Dryden.
The raising gently the bridge of the nose, doth prevent the deformity of a saddle nose. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 28.
To raise a bridge over any place.
Etymology: from the noun.
Came to the sea; and over Hellespont
Bridging his way, Europe with Asia join’d. Par. Lost, b. x.
A bridge is a structure built to span a physical obstacle (such as a body of water, valley, road, or rail) without blocking the way underneath. It is constructed for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle, which is usually something that is otherwise difficult or impossible to cross. There are many different designs of bridges, each serving a particular purpose and applicable to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on factors such as the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, and the material used to make it, and the funds available to build it. The earliest bridges were likely made with fallen trees and stepping stones. The Neolithic people built boardwalk bridges across marshland. The Arkadiko Bridge (dating from the 13th century BC, in the Peloponnese) is one of the oldest arch bridges still in existence and use.
A bridge is a structure that is built to span a physical obstacle, such as a river, valley, or road, and allows for the passage of people, vehicles, or goods from one side to the other. It typically consists of a deck or platform supported by arches, beams, or columns, and is designed to withstand the weight and forces exerted upon it. Bridges can be made of various materials, such as concrete, steel, or wood, and come in a wide range of designs, including suspension bridges, arch bridges, and beam bridges. They play a crucial role in connecting communities, facilitating transportation, and overcoming geographical barriers.
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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.
In gunnery, two pieces of timber which go between the two transoms of a gun-carriage. Not used in the U. S. service.
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
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.
Odonata; a secondary longitudinal vein connecting the radial sector (Comst.) with Mi + 2, apparently forming a continuous part of the radial sector; it is the proximal portion of the subnodal sector of de Selys and Hagen.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bridge is ranked #5827 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Bridge surname appeared 5,933 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Bridge.
90.2% or 5,356 total occurrences were White.
3.7% or 224 total occurrences were Black.
2.9% or 173 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.6% or 95 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 50 total occurrences were Asian.
0.5% or 35 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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
.....if you're driving down the highway in the middle of the night and you see a sign that says Bridge Out, pray for some intellectual understanding of that message, or you're going to have an experience you'll never forget
I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that's the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible.
We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd.
When we felt the bridge collapsing, my 4-year-old daughter jumped into my arms and said,' Daddy the bridge is falling, the bridge is falling, let's go', we quickly got dressed and grabbed a couple of things before running out.
The U.S. crews issued multiple warnings via bridge-to-bridge radio, five short blasts from the ships’ horns, and while the (Iranian) Harth 55 responded to the bridge-to-bridge radio queries, they continued the unsafe maneuvers, after approximately three hour of the U.S. issuing warning and conducting defensive maneuvers, the (Iranian) vessels maneuvered away from the U.S. ships and opened distance between them.
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Translations for Bridge
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- 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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