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, 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. James Crowe:

    I think antibodies will be finished first, and will be the bridge toward longer immunity, which will be conferred by vaccines.

  2. President Obama:

    In one afternoon 50 years ago, so much of our turbulent history -- the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow; the death of four little girls in Birmingham, and the dream of a Baptist preacher -- met on this bridge.

  3. Wallace Kennedy:

    I crossed Edmund Pettus bridge with Edmund Pettus. And Edmund Pettus was so kind and gentle to me. Edmund Pettus helped me find the courage and strength that I needed to find my own voice. And I knew that I wanted to leave my two sons a different legacy than the one that was left for me.

  4. Alistair McLean:

    Paatsjoki Bridge provides unparalleled Aurora sightings, the chances of success here are at least 90%.

  5. Samer Jaber:

    Just be careful, as your skin in that area will likely be sensitive and topical acne treatments can make this more irritated and even worse. FOGGY GLASSES Since face masks trap the breath and foster moist, humid environments, glasses wearersmay have noticed that wearing a face mask can cause your lenses to fog. In a 2011 study from the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, researchers advised washing the glasses with soapy water immediately before wearing a face mask. Face masks trap the breath and foster humidity so glasses wearers may have noticed that wearing a face mask can cause the lenses to fog. (iStock) After shaking off any excess water, let the spectacles air dry or gently dry off the lenses with a soft tissue before putting them back on. Now the spectacle lenses should not mist up when the face mask is worn, they wrote. Glasses fog because humidity can escape the mask and move upward, coming into contact with the lenses and causing them to fog. Placing a tissue under the top of your face mask can also help absorb some of the droplets, leading to clear lenses. Wearing a mask that can form to the bridge of your nose one with wire, for instance can help prevent the warm air from your mouth from reaching your lenses. DRY, CRACKED HANDS FROM FREQUENT WASHING Next, frequent hand washing, especially during the ongoing pandemic, can lead to skin feeling dry, irritatedor cracked. Preventing rough skin can be as simple as switching to a fragrance-free hand soap, which may contain fewer irritants. But Jaber also recommends carrying hand moisturizer for use after washing and drying your hands, suggesting a cream or an ointment rather than a lotion, as lotions are usually thinner and often contain alcohol. Experts advise carrying hand moisturizer for use after washing and drying your hands. (iStock) Lotions can be great, but creams or ointments are thicker. Vaseline is an ointment, and it really locks things in.

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