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Definitions of bridge

  1. connect or reduce the distance between
  2. any of various card games based on whist for four players
  3. a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
  4. an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
  5. the link between two lenses; rests on nose
  6. a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
  7. a wooden support that holds the strings up
  8. a circuit consisting of two branches ( 4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
  9. the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose; " her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
  10. something resembling a bridge in form or function; " his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
  11. cross over on a bridge
  12. make a bridge across; " bridge a river"
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. A device to measure the resistance of a wire or other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.
  17. To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.
  18. To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
  19. A card game resembling whist.
  20. A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; - usually called a bridge wall.
  21. To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; - generally with over.
  22. 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.
  23. To build a bridge over; span; find a way of overcoming.
  24. 1. A brace arrangement used in dentistry for attaching one or more false teeth to the neighboring sound teeth. 2. The upper part of the ridge of the nose formed by the nasal bones. 3. One of the threads of protoplasm which pass from one cell to another.
  25. A structure raised across a river, etc.: anything like a bridge.
  26. To build a bridge over.
  27. A structure affording a passage over water; anything like a bridge.
  28. To form a bridge over.
  29. To span, as with a bridge; get over; pass.
  30. A structure erected to afford passage across a waterway, gorge, or the like; a raised support.
  31. 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.
  32. To build a bridge over; to make a passage by a bridge. To bridge over, to get over.
  33. A roadway over arches spanning a river, a valley, & c.; the part of a stringed instrument over which the strings are stretched.
  34. To stretch a roadway across, as over a river.
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Usage examples for bridge

  1. Champney Googe faced him: they were on the new iron bridge over the Rothel. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  2. He played bridge for money, but I- believe he was rather lucky." – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. Peter Casanave had a stone house near the bridge and close by was the house of the French's. – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  4. That would spoil everything I Oh, well, I won't cross that bridge until I come to it. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  5. " I will take you on the bridge he said. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  6. And now we can cross back over on the bridge and go home, can't we, Bunny? – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  7. So Rollo led the way until they came to a bridge and there, by the side of the bridge were some stairs leading down to the water. – Rollo in Holland by Jacob Abbott
  8. From the bridge they looked at the water. – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  9. I'll cut him off before he can get to the bridge – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  10. The order rang from the bridge but it was not needed. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. Go round by the bridge and you'll meet 'em. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  12. Had he ever walked across the Blackwell's Island Bridge – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  13. The road you are travelling will lead you straight to the sword- bridge – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  14. Then she rose without a word, and without looking at him; and, walking away to the farther end of the bridge sat down there with her shoulder turned to him. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  15. I don't remember this bridge do you? – Billy Bunny and Uncle Bull Frog by David Magie Cory
  16. Did I really pass you on the bridge – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  17. We won't cross that bridge before we reach it. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  18. This bridge is not straight. – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
  19. Perhaps it was Anchor Joe who pushed Munn off the bridge – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  20. If you build a bridge you see it rising little by little. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
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