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Bridge

Pronunciation: brĭj
n.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.(Mus.) 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.(Elec.) 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.
Aqueduct bridge
See Aqueduct.
Asses' bridge
See under Ass, Bascule, Bateau.
Bridge of a steamer
(Naut.) a narrow platform across the deck, above the rail, for the convenience of the officer in charge of the ship; in paddlewheel vessels it connects the paddle boxes.
Bridge of the nose
the upper, bony part of the nose.
Cantalever bridge
See under Cantalever.
Draw bridge
See Drawbridge.
Flying bridge
a temporary bridge suspended or floating, as for the passage of armies; also, a floating structure connected by a cable with an anchor or pier up stream, and made to pass from bank to bank by the action of the current or other means.
Girder bridge
a bridge formed by girders, or by trusses resting upon abutments or piers.
Lattice bridge
a bridge formed by lattice girders.
Pontoon bridge
See under Pontoon.
Skew bridge
a bridge built obliquely from bank to bank, as sometimes required in railway engineering.
Suspension bridge
See under Suspension.
Trestle bridge
a bridge formed of a series of short, simple girders resting on trestles.
Tubular bridge
a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or rectangular tube, with cellular walls made of iron plates riveted together, as the Britannia bridge over the Menai Strait, and the Victoria bridge at Montreal.
Wheatstone's bridge
(Elec.) a device for the measurement of resistances, so called because the balance between the resistances to be measured is indicated by the absence of a current in a certain wire forming a bridge or connection between two points of the apparatus; - invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone.
v. t.1.To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.
[imp. & p. p. Bridged (brĭjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Bridging.]
Their simple engineering bridged with felled trees the streams which could not be forded.
- Palfrey.
2.To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
Xerxes . . . over Hellespont
Bridging his way, Europe with Asia joined.
- Milton.
3.To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; - generally with over.
n.1.A card game resembling whist.
Noun1.Bridgebridge - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
Synonyms: span
2.bridge - a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
Synonyms: bridge circuit
3.bridge - something resembling a bridge in form or function; "his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
4.bridge - the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose; "her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
5.bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
6.bridge - a wooden support that holds the strings up
7.bridge - a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
Synonyms: bridgework
8.bridge - the link between two lenses; rests on nose
Synonyms: nosepiece
9.Bridgebridge - an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
Synonyms: bridge deck
Verb1.bridge - connect or reduce the distance between
Synonyms: bridge over
2.bridge - make a bridge across; "bridge a river"
3.bridge - cross over on a bridge

BRIDGE. A building constructed over a river, creek, or other stream, or ditch or other place, in order to facilitate the passage over the same. 3 Harr. 108.
     2. Bridges are of several kinds, public and private. Public bridges may be divided into, 1st. Those which belong to the public; as state, county, or township bridges, over which all the people have a right to pass, with or without paying toll these are built by public authority at the public expense, either of the state itself, or a district or part of the state.
     3. - 2d. Those which have been built by companies, or at the expense of private individuals, and over Which all the people have a right to pass, on the payment of a toll fixed by law. 3d. Those which have been built by private individuals and which have been dedicated to public uses. 2 East, R. 356; 5 Burr. R. 2594; 2 Bl. R. 685 1 Camp. R. 262, n.; 2 M. & S. 262.
     4. A private bridge is one erected for the use of one or more private persons; such a bridge will not be considered a public bridge, although it may be occasionally used by the public. 12 East, R. 203-4. Vide 7 Pick. R. 844; 11 Pet. R. 539; 7 N. H. Rcp. 59; 1 Pick. R. 432; 4 John. Ch. R. 150.

1.BRIDGE - A component of ICES for civil engineers.

[Sammet 1969, p. 616].
2.(networking, hardware)bridge - A device which forwards traffic between network segments based on data link layer information. These segments would have a common network layer address.

Every network should only have one root bridge.

See also gateway, router.
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bridge agent
bridge circuit
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bridge hand
Bridge of a steamer
Bridge of the nose
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