bridge


bridge
bridge
bridge1 [brij]
n.
[ME brigge < OE brycge < IE base * bhrū, log, beam, hence wooden causeway]
1. a structure built over a river, railroad, highway, etc. to provide a way across for vehicles or pedestrians
2. a thing that provides connection, contact, or transition [a common language is a bridge between cultures]
3.
a) the upper, bony part of the nose
b) the curved bow of a pair of eyeglasses fitting over the nose
4.
a) a thin arched, usually wooden support on the belly of violins, lutes, guitars, etc. over which the strings are stretched
b) a similar support for the strings of a piano, harpsichord, etc.
5. an overhead framework across sets of railroad tracks, for carrying signals; gantry
6. a raised structure on a ship, usually in the forward part, from which it is controlled while underway
7. a dividing partition for keeping fuel in place in a furnace or boiler
8. Billiards
a) a position of the hand when it is functioning as a support and guide for the cue in making a shot
b) a device consisting of a notched transverse piece attached to the end of a cue having the same function
9. Chem. HYDROGEN BOND
10. Dentistry a fixed or removable mounting for a false tooth or teeth, attached to a real tooth or teeth
11. Elec. a device used primarily in measuring resistances, frequencies, etc., by comparing the effect of the unknown element with that of known or standard elements in the circuit
12. Music a connecting passage between two sections of a composition
vt.
bridged, bridging
1. to build a bridge on or over
2. to provide a bridge, connection, transition, etc. across or between
adj.
designating or of products priced between the least expensive and the premium [a bridge line]
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burn one's bridges behind one or burn one's bridges
to commit oneself to a course from which there is no retreat
bridgeable
adj.
bridge2 [brij]
n.
[earlier (1886) biritch, “Russian whist,” altered after BRIDGE1; game and name ? of Russ orig.]
any of various card games, for two pairs of players, that developed from whist; esp., CONTRACT BRIDGE: see also AUCTION BRIDGE

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  • Bridge — (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge, pavement, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridge — (engl. für „Brücke“) bezeichnet: Bridge (Kartenspiel), Denksport mit weltweiter Verbreitung Bridge (Netzwerk), verbindet Segmente von Computernetzen Adobe Bridge, eine Dateiverwaltungssoftware Bridge (Piercing), ein die Hautfalte am Nasenrücken… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bridge — 〈[ brı̣dʒ] n.; s; unz.; Kart.〉 aus dem Whist entstandenes Kartenspiel zu viert mit frz. Karten [zu engl. bridge „Brücke“] * * * Bridge [brɪt̮ʃ, auch: brɪd̮ʒ ], das; [engl. bridge, H. u.]: aus dem Whist hervorgegangenes Kartenspiel für vier… …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Bridge Pā — is a rural Māori settlement and surrounding area in Hawke s Bay, New Zealand, located approximately 10 kilometres inland from Hastings. The pā itself comprises approximately 70 households, a school, a Mormon Church, two marae (Korangata Marae and …   Wikipedia

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  • Bridge — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bridge es un anglicismo (en español: puente) que puede significar: Adobe Bridge, programa informático organizador de Adobe Systems. Bridge, juego de cartas. Bridge, patrón de diseño. Bridge Carson, personaje fictício …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bridge — Sn (ein Kartenspiel) per. Wortschatz fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. bridge, das auf den Ausruf biritch zurückgeht, mit dem das Spiel ohne Trumpf angesagt wird. Die Herkunft des Wortes ist unbekannt. Heute kann die Bezeichnung des… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Bridge — (br[i^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bridged} (br[i^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bridging}.] 1. To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river. [1913 Webster] Their simple engineering bridged with felled trees the streams which could not be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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