Visit the forum if you have a language query!

bridge

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
Ernest Dimnet
Jump to: navigation, search
A bridge (sense 1)
See also Bridge

English

Pronunciation

Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia

Etymology 1

From Old English brycg, from Proto-Germanic *brugjā-. Cognate with Dutch brug, German Brücke.

Noun

A bridge (sense 1)

Singular
bridge

Plural
{{{1}}}

bridge ({{{1}}})
  1. A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
    The rope bridge crosses the river.
  2. (anatomy) The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
    Rugby players often break the bridge of their noses.
  3. (dentistry) A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.
    The dentist pulled out the decayed tooth and put in a bridge.
  4. (nautical) An elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.
    The first officer is on the bridge.
  5. (music) The piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.
  6. (computing) A device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.
    This chip is the bridge between the front-side bus and the I/O bus.
  7. (communication) A system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.
    The LAN bridge uses a spanning tree algorithm.
  8. (music) A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
    The lyrics in the song's bridge inverted its meaning.
  9. (chemistry) A valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
  10. (electronics) An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
  11. (electronics) Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
  12. (billiards, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
  13. (billiards, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A cue modified with a convex arch-shaped notched head attached to the narrow end, used to support a player's (shooter's) cue for extended or tedious shots. Also called a spider.
  14. (diplomacy) A statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

  1. Name of an older card game biritch probably Russian - OED

Noun

Singular
bridge

Plural
-

bridge (-)
  1. (card games) A card game played normally with four players playing as two teams of two players each.
    Bidding is an essential element of the game "Bridge".
Translations

Etymology 3

From Old English brycġian.

Verb

Infinitive
to bridge

Third person singular
bridg

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to bridge (third-person singular simple present bridg, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To be or make a bridge over something.
    With enough cable, we can bridge this gorge.
  2. (idiomatic) To span as if with a bridge.
    The two groups were able to bridge their differences.
  3. (music) To transition from one piece or section of music to another without stopping.
    We need to bridge that jam into "The Eleven".

French

Noun

bridge m. (plural bridges)

  1. Bridge; a game of cards.
  2. A game of bridge.

Swedish

Noun

bridge

  1. Bridge; a game of cards.

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE