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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. A wooden support that holds up the strings on a stringed instrument
  6. A denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
    - bridgework
  7. The link between two lenses; rests on the nose
    - nosepiece
  8. An upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
    - bridge deck
  9. Any of various card games based on whist for four players
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, bridges, bridged

See also: tide over

Type of: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, 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: beak [informal], conk [Brit, informal], eyeglasses [N. Amer], glasses, honker [informal], hooter [informal], nose, nozzle [informal], olfactory organ, schnoz [informal], schnozzle [informal], snoot [informal], snout [informal], specs, spectacles, stringed instrument, transit, transportation, transportation system

Encyclopedia: Bridge, Oregon