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Noun: bridge  brij
  1. A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    - span
     
  2. A circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    - bridge circuit
     
  3. Something resembling a bridge in form or function
    "his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
     
  4. The hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
    "her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
     
  5. Any of various card games based on whist for four players
     
  6. A wooden support that holds up the strings on a stringed instrument
     
  7. A denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
    - bridgework
     
  8. The link between two lenses; rests on the nose
    - nosepiece
     
  9. An upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
    - bridge deck
Verb: bridge  brij
  1. Connect or reduce the distance between
    - bridge over
     
  2. Make a bridge across
    "bridge a river"
     
  3. Cross over on a bridge

Derived forms: bridging, bridged, bridges

See also: bridge over

Type of: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, bring together, card game, cards, circuit, complex body part, connect, connectedness, connection, connexion [Brit], construction, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, dental plate, denture, electric circuit, electrical circuit, get across, get over, join, link, link up, linkup, pass over, plate, structure, support, tie, tie-in, track, traverse, upper deck

Part of: eyeglasses [N. Amer], glasses, nose, olfactory organ, specs, spectacles, stringed instrument, transit, transportation, transportation system

Encyclopedia: Bridge, Electrical