Definitions of bridge

  1. To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.
  2. To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
  3. To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; - generally with over.
  4. To build a bridge over; span; find a way of overcoming.
  5. To build a bridge over.
  6. To form a bridge over.
  7. To span, as with a bridge; get over; pass.
  8. cross over on a bridge
  9. To build a bridge over; to make a passage by a bridge. To bridge over, to get over.
  10. To stretch a roadway across, as over a river.
  11. an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
  12. the link between two lenses; rests on nose
  13. a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
  14. a wooden support that holds the strings up
  15. the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose; " her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
  16. something resembling a bridge in form or function; " his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
  17. make a bridge across; " bridge a river"
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. A device to measure the resistance of a wire or other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.
  22. A card game resembling whist.
  23. A structure of iron, stone, or wood, built across a river, road, valley, etc.; anything resembling a bridge in form or use, as the upper bony part of the nose, or the arch for the strings on a violin; a game of cards, first known as bridge- whist; the platform above the deck of a ship used as an observation station by the officer in charge.
  24. A structure raised across a river, etc.: anything like a bridge.
  25. A structure affording a passage over water; anything like a bridge.
  26. A structure erected to afford passage across a waterway, gorge, or the like; a raised support.
  27. A structure thrown over a river, & c., as a roadway across: anything like a bridge, as the supporter of the strings of a violin; the two pieces of timber which go between the two transoms of a gun- carriage; a bridge- deck; the upper part of the nose.
  28. A roadway over arches spanning a river, a valley, & c.; the part of a stringed instrument over which the strings are stretched.
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