|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.|
|v. t.||1.||To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.|
|2.||To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.|
|3.||To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; - generally with over.|
|n.||1.||A card game resembling whist.|
|Noun||1.||bridge - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.|
|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|
|8.||bridge - the link between two lenses; rests on nose|
|9.||bridge - an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands|
Synonyms: bridge deck
|Verb||1.||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
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.