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Meaning of BRIDGE

Pronunciation:  brij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various card games based on whist for four players
  2. [n]  a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
  3. [n]  an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
  4. [n]  the link between two lenses; rests on nose
  5. [n]  a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
  6. [n]  a wooden support that holds the strings up
  7. [n]  a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
  8. [n]  the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose; "her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
  9. [n]  something resembling a bridge in form or function; "his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
  10. [v]  make a bridge across; "bridge a river"
  11. [v]  cross over on a bridge
  12. [v]  connect or reduce the distance between

BRIDGE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bridge circuit, bridge deck, bridge over, bridgework, nosepiece, span
 See Also: anatomical structure, arch, auction, auction bridge, Bailey bridge, bateau bridge, bid, bidding, bodily structure, body structure, bridge whist, bring together, cantilever bridge, card game, cards, cattle grid, cattle guard, circuit, complex body part, connect, connectedness, connection, connexion, conning tower, construction, contract, contract bridge, cover, covered bridge, cross, cut across, cut through, declaration, dental plate, denture, drawbridge, electric circuit, electrical circuit, eyeglasses, floating bridge, fly bridge, flybridge, flying bridge, flyover, flypast, footbridge, get across, get over, glasses, join, keep going, lift bridge, link, link, link up, linkup, moneky bridge, nasal, nasal bone, nose, olfactory organ, os nasale, overcrossing, overpass, pass over, pedestrian bridge, pier, pilothouse, plate, pontoon bridge, rope bridge, ruff, slam, specs, spectacles, steel arch bridge, stringed instrument, structure, structure, support, suspension bridge, sweep, tide over, tie, tie, tie-in, track, transit, transportation, transportation system, traverse, trestle, trestle bridge, trumping, truss bridge, upper deck, viaduct, Wheatstone bridge, wheelhouse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bridge\, n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg,
    bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G.
    br["u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan.
    brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge,
    pavement, and possibly to E. brow.]
    1. 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. 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. (Mus.) 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
    4. (Elec.) A device to measure the resistance of a wire or
       other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.
    5. A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a
       furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a
       {bridge wall}.
    {Aqueduct bridge}. See {Aqueduct}.
    {Asses' bridge}, {Bascule bridge}, {Bateau bridge}. See under
       {Ass}, {Bascule}, {Bateau}.
    {Bridge of a steamer} (Naut.), a narrow platform across the
       deck, above the rail, for the convenience of the officer
       in charge of the ship; in paddlewheel vessels it connects
       the paddle boxes.
    {Bridge of the nose}, the upper, bony part of the nose.
    {Cantalever bridge}. See under {Cantalever}.
    {Draw bridge}. See {Drawbridge}.
    {Flying bridge}, a temporary bridge suspended or floating, as
       for the passage of armies; also, a floating structure
       connected by a cable with an anchor or pier up stream, and
       made to pass from bank to bank by the action of the
       current or other means.
    {Girder bridge} or {Truss bridge}, a bridge formed by
       girders, or by trusses resting upon abutments or piers.
    {Lattice bridge}, a bridge formed by lattice girders.
    {Pontoon bridge}, {Ponton bridge}. See under {Pontoon}.
    {Skew bridge}, a bridge built obliquely from bank to bank, as
       sometimes required in railway engineering.
    {Suspension bridge}. See under {Suspension}.
    {Trestle bridge}, a bridge formed of a series of short,
       simple girders resting on trestles.
    {Tubular bridge}, a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or
       rectangular tube, with cellular walls made of iron plates
       riveted together, as the Britannia bridge over the Menai
       Strait, and the Victoria bridge at Montreal.
    {Wheatstone's bridge} (Elec.), a device for the measurement
       of resistances, so called because the balance between the
       resistances to be measured is indicated by the absence of
       a current in a certain wire forming a bridge or connection
       between two points of the apparatus; -- invented by Sir
       Charles Wheatstone.
  2. \Bridge\ (br[i^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bridged}
    (br[i^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bridging}.]
    1. To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a
             Their simple engineering bridged with felled trees
             the streams which could not be forded. --Palfrey.
    2. To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
             Xerxes . . . over Hellespont Bridging his way,
             Europe with Asia joined.              --Milton.
    3. To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; --
       generally with over.
  3. \Bridge\, n.
    A card game resembling whist.
    Note: The trump, if any, is determined by the dealer or his
          partner, the value of each trick taken over six being:
          for ``no trumps'' 12, hearts 8, diamonds 6, clubs 4,
          spades 2. The opponents of the dealer can, after the
          trump is declared, double the value of the tricks, in
          which case the dealer or his partner can redouble, and
          so on. The dealer plays his partner's hand as a dummy.
          The side which first reaches or exceeds 30 points
          scored for tricks wins a game; the side which first
          wins two games wins a rubber. The total score for any
          side is the sum of the points scored for tricks, for
          rubbers (each of which counts 100), for honors (which
          follow a special schedule of value), and for slam,
          little slam, and chicane.
Computing Dictionary
  1. A component of ices for civil engineers.

    [Sammet 1969, p. 616].

  2. A device which forwards traffic between network segments based on data link layer information. These segments would have a common network layer address.

    Every network should only have one root bridge.

    See also gateway, router.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are crossing a bridge means an important decision or a critical junction in your life. This decision will prove to be a positive change with prosperity and wealth in the horizon. Bridges represent a transitional period in your life where you will be moving on to a new stage. Dreaming of a run-down bridge indicates that you should not contemplate any major changes in your life at this time. Dreaming of a bridge collapse indicates that you have let a great opportunity pass you by.
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