What does bridge mean?

Definitions for bridge
brɪdʒbridge

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bridge.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bridge, spannoun

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

  2. bridge, bridge circuitnoun

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

  3. bridgenoun

    something resembling a bridge in form or function

    "his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"

  4. bridgenoun

    the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose

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

  5. bridgenoun

    any of various card games based on whist for four players

  6. bridgenoun

    a wooden support that holds the strings up

  7. bridge, bridgeworknoun

    a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth

  8. bridge, nosepiecenoun

    the link between two lenses; rests on the nose

  9. bridge, bridge deckverb

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

  10. bridge, bridge oververb

    connect or reduce the distance between

  11. bridgeverb

    make a bridge across

    "bridge a river"

  12. bridgeverb

    cross over on a bridge

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bridgenoun

    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. Bridgenoun

    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. Bridgenoun

    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. Bridgenoun

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

  5. Bridgenoun

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

  6. Bridgeverb

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

  7. Bridgeverb

    to open or make a passage, as by a bridge

  8. Bridgeverb

    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.

Entomology

  1. Bridge

    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.

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

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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. Welsh Proverb:

    He that would be a leader must be a bridge.

  2. Peter Lee:

    Going forward, rapid growth rates are behind us. Second, interest rates are generally low which has huge meaning for institutional investors such as pension funds, for pension funds, everything is about yield. If you don't get yield you are doomed and that's making some pension funds activists. Their liabilities are huge but yields are low and one way to bridge the gap is to push companies to pay more dividends.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    The Americans who crossed this bridge, they were not physically imposing, but they gave courage to millions. They held no elected office, but they led a nation, what they did here will reverberate through the ages ... because they proved that nonviolent change is possible.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. We feel like we are drowning We feel like we are drowning and dissolving in nonsense, as if scattering in inevitability, we cease to exist. And feel the meaning. We stop breathing, choking on inevitability. 2. Life is literally everywhere Life is literally everywhere. All this looks like a single mechanism. Systematic movement of impulses, instincts. One network of karma. It is an endless tunnel of life. Where all destinies are linked to each other. All this is at home like microcircuits of society. In this I see a new manifestation of the universe of life. 3. Do you hear jazz You hear jazz. How the music sounds piercing your mind and thinking. Jazz is an energy that dissolves your brain and throws your thoughts into the abyss. As if the cigarette smoke is all that remains of our thoughts that burn out in us. This is the mood of the soul. This is the silence of the city and the romance of life. 4. Not being collected within is life within. Fauna of wild instincts that devour each other. Flora of emotions and feelings. Romantic landscapes of impressions. The evolution of thinking in one century. 5. Corporate giants Corporate giants are drifting away from reality. Cynicism forms levitation in them, progress forms in us oblivion in egoism. Cynicism is a low intellect in which we supposedly have to earn the recognition of a fool. Floating buildings are pure cynicism. It is levitation in dreams of greatness. Many of their own universe of skyscrapers are being formed where each floor is a stage of cynicism and blindness of the spirit. The universe is losing the basis of spiritual thinking. 6. Thinking is Thinking is a philosophical blender for awareness. It is insight that brings healing to our minds. 7. The brain as the basis of the technocracy of logic. It forms the details and the process of knowing the experience. 8. The brain is a looking glass of instincts. A mirror that distorts the truth with a vivid imagination of fear. Only love is a bridge with the outside world. 9. Lonely people move in the void of nonsense. 10. We endure a whole storm of illusions within ourselves. A storm born of fear and despair. Like an explosion leading into hyperspace where hundreds of millions of fear scenarios are played. It’s like cinema, and you are a screenwriter who endures it as if wears virtual glasses. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey:

    At this point, though, we're not seeing a significant amount of bridge damage.

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