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Bridge - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bridge' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bridge [ n.]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A device to measure the resistance of a wire or other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.
- A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a bridge wall.
2 . Bridge [ v. t.]
- To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.
- To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
- To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; -- generally with over.

Meaning of 'Bridge' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bridge [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
Example in sentence:
  • her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose
Meaning (2):
- something resembling a bridge in form or function
Example in sentence:
  • his letters provided a bridge across the centuries
3 . bridge [ v]
Meaning (3):
- make a bridge across
Example in sentence:
  • bridge a river