HyperDic: bridge

English > 12 senses of the word bridge:
NOUNartifactbridge, spana structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
artifactbridge, bridge circuita circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
relationbridgesomething resembling a bridge in form or function
bodybridgethe hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
actbridgeany of various card games based on whist for four players
artifactbridgea wooden support that holds the strings up
artifactbridge, bridgeworka denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
artifactbridge, nosepiecethe link between two lenses
artifactbridge, bridge deckan upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain / captain stands
VERBstativebridge, bridge overconnect or reduce the distance between
contactbridgemake a bridge across
motionbridgecross over on a bridge
bridge > pronunciation
Soundsbrih'jh
Rhymesabridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > bridge: 12 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc..
Synonymspan
Part oftransportation system, transportation, transitA facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
Partsarch(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
pierA support for two adjacent bridge spans
trestleA supporting tower used to support a bridge
NarrowerBailey bridgeA temporary bridge designed for rapid construction
cantilever bridgebridge constructed of two cantilevers that meet in the middle
cattle guard, cattle gridA bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
covered bridgeA bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides
drawbridge, lift bridgeA bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
footbridge, overcrossing, pedestrian bridgeA bridge designed for pedestrians
overpass, flyoverbridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
pontoon bridge, bateau bridge, floating bridgeA temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
rope bridgeA bridge consisting of ropes
steel arch bridgeA steel bridge constructed in the form of an arch
suspension bridgeA bridge that has a roadway supported by cables that are anchored at both ends
toll bridgeA bridge where toll is charged for crossing
trestle bridgeA bridge supported by trestlework
truss bridgeA bridge supported by trusses
viaductbridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valley
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishbóveda, puente
Catalanpont
Verbsbridgemake a bridge across
bridgecross over on a bridge
English > bridge: 12 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected.
Synonymbridge circuit
NarrowerWheatstone bridgeA bridge used to measure resistances
Broadercircuit, electrical circuit, electric circuitAn electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
Spanishpuente
Catalanpont
English > bridge: 12 senses > noun 3, relation
MeaningSomething resembling a bridge in form or function.
Example"his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
Broaderconnection, connexion, connectednessA relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
Verbsbridgeconnect or reduce the distance between
English > bridge: 12 senses > noun 4, body
MeaningThe hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose.
Example"her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
Part ofnose, olfactory organThe organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract
Partsnasal, nasal bone, os nasaleAn elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishcaballete
English > bridge: 12 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningAny of various card games based on whist for four players.
Category ofbid, bidding(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
declaredesignate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
doubleton(bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
major suit(bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts
minor suit(bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs
outbidbid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled
overbid, overcall(bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)
overbidTo bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,
preemptmake a preemptive bid in the game of bridge
raisebid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
stopper(bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit
takeout(bridge) a bid that asks your partner to bid another suit
Partsbid, bidding(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
contract, declaration(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
ruff, trumping(card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
slam, sweepwinning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
Narrowerauction, auction bridgeA variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game
bridge whistThe earliest form of bridge
contract, contract bridgeA variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
Broadercard game, cardsA game / game played with playing cards
Spanishbridge
Catalanbridge
English > bridge: 12 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA wooden support that holds the strings up.
Part ofstringed instrumentA musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
BroadersupportAny device that bears the weight of another thing
English > bridge: 12 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth.
Synonymbridgework
Broaderdenture, dental plate, plateA dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
Spanishpuente
Catalanpont
English > bridge: 12 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningThe link between two lenses; rests on the nose.
Synonymnosepiece
Part ofspectacles, specs, eyeglasses, glassesoptical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
Broaderlink, linkup, tie, tie-inA fastener that serves to join or connect
English > bridge: 12 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningAn upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain / captain stands.
Synonymbridge deck
Partspilothouse, wheelhouseAn enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated
Narrowerconning towerA raised bridge on a submarine
flying bridge, flybridge, fly bridge, monkey bridgeThe highest navigational bridge on a ship
Broaderupper deckA higher deck
Spanishpuente de mando
Catalanpont de comandament
English > bridge: 12 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningConnect or reduce the distance between.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymbridge over
Broaderconnect, link, tie, link upConnect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
See alsobridge oversuffice for a period between two points
Spanishconectar
Catalanconnectar
Nounsbridgesomething resembling a bridge in form or function
English > bridge: 12 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmake a bridge across.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"bridge a river"
BroaderjoinCause to become joined / joined or linked
Adjectivesbridgeablecapable of being connected by a bridge or as if by a bridge
Nounsbridgea structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
English > bridge: 12 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningcross over on a bridge.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadertraverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut acrossTravel across or pass over
Spanishcruzar un puente
Adjectivesbridgeablecapable of being connected by a bridge or as if by a bridge
Nounsbridgea structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

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