n 1: a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an
obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc. [syn:
2: a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a
diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
[syn: bridge circuit
3: something resembling a bridge in form or function: "his
letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
4: the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose; "her
glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
5: any of various card games based on whist for four players
6: a wooden support that holds the strings up
7: a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
8: the link between two lenses; rests on nose [syn: nosepiece
9: an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
[syn: bridge deck
v 1: connect or reduce the distance between [syn: bridge over
2: make a bridge across; "bridge a river"
3: cross over on a bridge