A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that all serve unique purposes and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, the material used to make it, and the funds available to build it.

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  1. A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
  2. The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
  3. A rudimentary procedure before definite solution
  4. A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.
  5. 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. The piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.
  7. A device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.
  8. A system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.
  9. A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
  10. An intramolecular valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
  11. An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
  12. Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
  13. A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
  14. 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. A statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.
  16. An edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.
  17. A defensive position in which the wrestler is supported by his feet and head, belly-up, in order to prevent touch-down of the shoulders and eventually to dislodge an opponent who has established a position on top.
  18. A point in a line where a break in a word unit cannot occur.
  19. Anything supported at the ends and serving 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.
  20. A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; a bridge wall.
  21. A solid crust of undissolved salt in a water softener.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A card game played with four players playing as two teams of two players each.
    Bidding is an essential element of the game bridge.


  1. To be or make a bridge over something.
    With enough cable, we can bridge this gorge.
  2. To span as if with a bridge.
    The two groups were able to bridge their differences.
  3. To transition from one piece or section of music to another without stopping.
    We need to bridge that jam into "The Eleven".
  4. To connect two or more computer buses, networks etc. with a bridge.
  5. To go to the bridge position.

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