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Definition of Bridge


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A device to measure the resistance of a wire or other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.
  5. A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a bridge wall.
  6. To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.
  7. To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
  8. To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; -- generally with over.
  9. A card game resembling whist.
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Bridge Translations

bridge in Afrikaans is brug
bridge in Danish is bro
bridge in Dutch is brug, commandobrug
bridge in Finnish is silta
bridge in French is carpette
bridge in Italian is ponte
bridge in Latin is pons pontis
bridge in Norwegian is bro
bridge in Portuguese is ponte
bridge in Spanish is puente