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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bridge:


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Definition of the noun bridge

What does bridge mean as a name of something?

Bridge is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: bridges

  1. a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
  2. a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
  3. something resembling a bridge in form or function
    • example: his letters provided a bridge across the centuries
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • more generic words: connectedness / connection / connexion = a relation between things or events
  4. the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
  5. any of various card games based on whist for four players
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: card game / cards = a game played with playing cards
    • more specific terms:
      • bridge whist = the earliest form of bridge
      • auction bridge / auction = a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game
      • contract bridge / contract = a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
    • parts:
      • trumping / ruff = the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
      • bidding / bid = the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
      • declaration / contract = the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
      • sweep / slam = winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
  6. a wooden support that holds the strings up
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: support = any device that bears the weight of another thing
    • part of: stringed instrument = a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
  7. a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
  8. the link between two lenses; rests on the nose
  9. an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands

Alternative definition of the noun bridge


  1. A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
  2. [anatomy] The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
  3. [medicine] A rudimentary procedure before definite solution
  4. [dentistry] A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.
  5. [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.
  6. [music] The piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.
  7. [computing] A device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.
  8. [communication] A system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.
  9. [music] A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
  10. [chemistry] An intramolecular valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
  11. [electronics] An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
  12. [electronics] Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
  13. [billiards, snooker, pool] A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
  14. [billiards, snooker, pool] 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.
  15. [diplomacy] A statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.
  16. [graph theory] An edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.
  17. [card games] A card game played with four players playing as two teams of two players each.

Specialised definition of the noun bridge

Glossary of information technology / communications

equipment and techniques used to match circuits to each other ensuring minimum transmission impairment

Glossary of sports

the top part of the nose where it joins the forehead (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

an artificial tooth or set of teeth that is held in place by being joined to natural teeth (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a part joining two or more other parts (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / billiards

the support for the cue made by the player placing his fingers on the table and raising his thumb (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / callisthenics

an exercise for stretching the back and neck muscles, performed as a handstand, headstand or underarm bridge, depending on which body segments, apart from the feet, support the body which is bent backwards (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / gymnastics

a holding element, where the body is bent backwards and is only supported by hand and feet (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the position of the body with an arched back position (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / luge

a section of the sled that connects the kufens and carries the pod. Each sled has a front bridge and a rear bridge

Glossary of sports / rowing

the wooden part of the air box cover between the crew room and the cover (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / wrestling

an arched position adopted by a wrestler, with his back facing the mat, in order to avoid a fall (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

an arched position adopted by a wrestler, with his back above the mat, usually to avoid being pinned but sometimes as an offensive move

the arched position a wrestler adopts, with his back facing the mat, supporting himself on his head, elbows and feet, to avoid having his shoulders touch the mat

Definition of the verb bridge

What does bridge mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bridged | bridging | bridges

  1. connect or reduce the distance between
  2. make a bridge across
    • example: bridge a river
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: join = cause to become joined or linked
  3. cross over on a bridge

Specialised definition of the verb bridge

Glossary of sports / cycling

if a rider bridges, he or she catches up with a break (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

to move from one group of riders to another group that's farther ahead


  1. Bridge a.k.a. Bridgit Mendler: Bridgit Claire Mendler is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. In 2004, she began her career in the animated Indian film The Legend of Buddha. As a teenage star Mendler starred in the films Alice Upside Down, The Clique and Labor Pains. In 2009, she signed with Disney Channel and played Juliet on Wizards of Waverly Place. Following the positive reception to her character on Wizards of Waverly Place, she landed the role Teddy Duncan on the new Disney series Good Luck Charlie, which premiered in April 2010 and ended in February 2014. In 2011, she appeared in the film based on the series Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas.
  2. Bridge a.k.a. Bridgette Kerkove is an American pornographic actress, director and producer. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2011.
  3. Bridge a.k.a. Harold Bridgeforth is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Ann Bridge, Ian Bridge, Alan Bridge, Jane Bridge, Joan Bridge, John Bridge, Loie Bridge, Mark Bridge, Paul Bridge, Tony Bridge and many others.


BRIDGE is a musical group.

  • album: "ブリッジ"


  1. Bridge is a publisher.
  2. Bridge is a record label.


  1. "Bridge" is a musical film, the first USA/USSR student co-production.
  2. "Bridge" is a 1949 Chinese war film made shortly after the Communist revolution in China; as such, it is considered the first film completed after the founding of the People's Republic of China. As a film, Bridge set many of the themes that would dominate the Socialist cinema of post-1949 China, including the glorification of the worker and the conversion of the intellectual to Communism.
  3. "Bridge" is a 2013 animation film directed by Bányai Zsuzsa.
    • genre: Animation
    • released in
  4. "Bridge" is a 2011 animated short film directed by Ting Chian Tey.
  5. "Bridge" is a 2010 animated short film written by Gerben Agterberg, Jantiene de Kroon and Remco Polman and directed by Gerben Agterberg.
  6. "Bridge" is a 2009 animated short film written and directed by Dina Velikovskaya.
  7. "Bridge" is a 2007 animated film written and directed by Ieva Miskinyte.


"Bridge" is a video game.

  • developer: Activision Blizzard
  • genres: Strategy video game, Card game
  • publisher: Activision Blizzard


"Bridge" is a public art work by artist Peter Flanary. It is located on the Hank Aaron State Trail in the Menomonee Valley south of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sculpture was donated to the State of Wisconsin by the nonprofit Menomonee Valley Partners.

  • completed in


  1. "BRIDGE" is J-pop girlband, Speed's latest album to date. This album was released on November 27, 2003. This album was released as part of the "Save the Children" charity project in 2003. It contains their new singles Be My Love and Walking In the Rain/Stars to Shine Again. The album is unique in that it is produced by different artists, not just their main producer: this leads some people to believe it doesn't sound like an album: however, not many people are aware it is produced by different top performers and producers.
    • also known as SPEEDBridge
    • genre: J-pop
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Bridge" is a 1994 single album by Queensrÿche.
    • also known as Bridge (disc 1), Bridge (disc 2)
    • released in (21 years ago)
  3. "Bridge" is a song by progressive metal band Queensrÿche appearing on their 1994 album Promised Land.
  4. "Bridge" is the first solo album by Californian punk rock musician Joey Cape, frontman of Lagwagon and Bad Astronaut, released on September 29, 2008, through Suburban Home Records.
  5. "Bridge" a.k.a. "Australian EP" is a musical EP of Wilco.
  6. "Bridge" is the sixth album by American jam band Blues Traveler, released May 2001. This is Blues Traveler's first album following the 1999 death of bassist Bobby Sheehan. The album was originally titled "Bridge Out of Brooklyn.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (13 years ago)
  7. "Bridge" is a composition.
  8. "BRIDGE" is a musical single of Gospellers.
    • released on
  9. "BRIDGE" is a musical album of Zeppet Store.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  10. "Bridge" is a musical album of Katsunori Takahashi.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  11. "BRIDGE" is a musical album of Hound Dog.
    • released on (22 years ago)
  12. "Bridge" is a musical EP of The New Wine.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  13. "Bridge" is a musical album of Yuka Onishi.
    • released on (25 years ago)
  14. "Bridge" is a musical single of Orange Juice.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  15. "Bridge" is a musical album of Khaled Jubran.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  16. "Bridge" is a musical album of Hiroshi Tamaki.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  17. "Bridge" is a musical album of Everon.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  18. "Bridge" is a musical album of Øystein Sevåg.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  19. "Bridge" is a musical album of Jake.
    • released in (11 years ago)


  1. Bridge is a small ward in the City of London and is named from its propinquity to London Bridge. Since boundary changes in 2003, Bridge is bounded by the River Thames to the south; Swan Lane and Gracechurch Street to the west; Fenchurch Street to the north; and Rood Lane and Lovat Lane to the east.
  2. Bridge is a village and civil parish near Canterbury in Kent, South East England.
  3. Bridge a.k.a. Bridge, Oregon: Bridge is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States. It is about eleven miles east of Myrtle Point on Oregon Route 42 near the Middle Fork Coquille River.
  4. The Bridge near Stratton, Nebraska is a historic bridge that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

There are other places with in their name, like Bridge End, New Bridge, Old Bridge, Red Bridge, Aioi Bridge, Arch bridge, Beam bridge, Beit Bridge, Bell Bridge, Blue Bridge, Bridge City, Burn Bridge, Eads Bridge, Echo Bridge, Gold Bridge, High Bridge, Hull Bridge, Iron Bridge, Long Bridge and Mill Bridge.


  1. The bridge of a ship is the room or platform from which the ship can be commanded. When a ship is underway the bridge is manned by an OOW aided usually by an AB acting as lookout. During critical maneuvers the captain will be on the bridge supported, perhaps, by an OOW as an extra set of hands, an AB on the wheel and sometimes a pilot if required.
  2. Bridge: In music, especially western popular music, a bridge is a contrasting section that prepares for the return of the original material section. The bridge may be the third eight-bar phrase in a thirty-two-bar form, or may be used more loosely in verse-chorus form, or, in a compound AABA form, used as a contrast to a full AABA section.
  3. Bridge: A bridge is a device for supporting the strings on a stringed instrument and transmitting the vibration of those strings to some other structural component of the instrument in order to transfer the sound to the surrounding air.
  4. Bridge: A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
  5. Bridge is an exercise. Many variations of this exercise are employed throughout the world, most commonly the balancing of the body on the head and feet. Hands are occasionally used instead of or along with the head. It is effective in improving lower back strength. Examples of bridging in sportive or self-defense applications are seen in Kung Fu, Yoga, Judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Capoeira, mixed martial arts, and wrestling. The bridge can also be done starting in standing position, called a Backbend.
  6. Bridge: In graph theory, a bridge, isthmus, cut-edge, or cut arc is an edge of a graph whose deletion increases its number of connected components. Equivalently, an edge is a bridge if and only if it is not contained in any cycle. A graph is said to be bridgeless or isthmus-free if it contains no bridges.
  7. The bridge is a grappling move performed from a supine position, lying down face-up. It involves lifting the pelvis off the ground so that the body weight is supported on the shoulders at one end and on the feet at the other. This move is used in wrestling and other grappling and groundfighting sports, often combined with a twisting motion, to dislodge or flip an opponent who has established a position on top. The bridge is also a common exercise position.
  8. Bridge: A bridge is a type of social tie that connects two different groups in a social network.
  9. Bridge is a marketing campaign.

Phrases with Bridge

Phrases starting with the word Bridge:

  1. bridge deck
  2. bridge hand
  3. bridge over
  4. bridge agent
  5. Bridge Mount
  6. bridge whist

Phrases ending with the word Bridge:

  1. to bridge
  2. Air Bridge
  3. Bus Bridge
  4. fly bridge
  5. jet bridge
  6. Gold Bridge
  7. Land bridge
  8. lift bridge
  9. rope bridge
  10. toll bridge
  11. Mabey Bridge
  12. truss bridge
  13. bailey bridge
  14. bateau bridge

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bridge

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Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

The Pugh's Mill Covered Bridge is a two-span wooden truss covered bridge, with an additional set of two steel piers. It was built to span Four Mile or Talawanda Creek one mile north of Oxford about 1869. The name Pugh's Mill comes from a ...

Google previewJudicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases (1904)

A bridge is a structure over a river, creek, pond, lake, or stream of water flowing in a channel between banks more or less defined, although the chanel may be occasionally dry.

Google previewPhotoshop for Games (2014)

Creating Art for Console, Mobile, and Social Games by Shawn Nelson

Bridge. Adobe Bridge is an individual program that brings all ofyour assets together and, in the darkness, binds them (FIGURE 1.8). Oops, that's a different movie. Adobe Bridge is a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian-American Literature (2009)

by Seiwoong Oh

Monkey Bridge is an impressive first novel about generational and cultural differences; it is also about bridging the gap between the East (war-torn Vietnam) and the West (America). Mai, the teenaged protagonist, leads the reader through a ...

Google previewAnalytical Network and System Administration (2012)

Managing Human-Computer Systems by Mark Burgess

Clearly, a bridge is a structure with many components, each of which contributes to the whole.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

bridge. n. An appliance attached to natural teeth or implants replacing missing, extracted, or unerupted teeth designed to restore function and usually aesthetics. A bridge may also be described as a fixed partial denture and, where it is ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Tokyo (2011)

by Roman Cybriwsky

RAINBOW BRIDGE (REINBO BURIJI). A landmark suspension bridge in Tokyo's Minato Ward that connects the main part of the city with Odaiba, a popular shopping and recreation destination on an island reclaimed from Tokyo Bay (see ...

Google previewDicken's Dictionary of Paris, 1883 (1883)

An Unconventional Handbook by Charles Dickens

bridge underwent some restoration. The slopes were very much lessened, the arches were partially reconstructed, and the footpaths and parapets were altogether renewed. 19. As we descend the river we come to the Pont des Arts, a bridge ...

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Quotes about Bridge

I'm one of those people who when I go over a bridge, I want to jump. It's just this intense tickle in the back of my throat. It's like I'm on the verge the whole time I'm walking over that bridge, and I'm not going to get a release until I jump. (Willem Dafoe)
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Scrabble value of B3R1I1D2G2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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