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 for Bridge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bridge \Bridge\ (br[i^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bridged
     (br[i^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. Bridging.]
     1. To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a
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              Their simple engineering bridged with felled trees
              the streams which could not be forded. --Palfrey.
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     2. To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
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              Xerxes . . . over Hellespont
              Bridging his way, Europe with Asia joined. --Milton.
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     3. To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; --
        generally with over.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bridge \Bridge\ (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge,
     AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG.
     brucca, G. br["u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga,
     Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro
     bridge, pavement, and possibly to E. brow.]
     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.
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     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.
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     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
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     4. (Elec.) A device to measure the resistance of a wire or
        other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.
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     5. A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a
        furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a
        bridge wall.
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     Aqueduct bridge. See Aqueduct.
     Asses' bridge, Bascule bridge, Bateau 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 or Truss bridge, a bridge formed by
        girders, or by trusses resting upon abutments or piers.
     Lattice bridge, a bridge formed by lattice girders.
     Pontoon bridge, Ponton 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bridge \Bridge\, n.
     A card game resembling whist.
     Note: The trump, if any, is determined by the dealer or his
           partner, the value of each trick taken over six being:
           for "no trumps" 12, hearts 8, diamonds 6, clubs 4,
           spades 2. The opponents of the dealer can, after the
           trump is declared, double the value of the tricks, in
           which case the dealer or his partner can redouble, and
           so on. The dealer plays his partner's hand as a dummy.
           The side which first reaches or exceeds 30 points
           scored for tricks wins a game; the side which first
           wins two games wins a rubber. The total score for any
           side is the sum of the points scored for tricks, for
           rubbers (each of which counts 100), for honors (which
           follow a special schedule of value), and for slam,
           little slam, and chicane.
           [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Note: For contract bridge, the scoring system has adopted
           different values, with 100 points required for a game.
           The penalties for failing to make a contract also vary
           with the score thus far achieved by the playing team,
           and with the degree, if any, of doubling during the

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an
           obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc. [syn:
           bridge, span]
      2: a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a
         diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
         [syn: bridge, 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
         [syn: bridge, bridgework]
      8: the link between two lenses; rests on the nose [syn:
         bridge, nosepiece]
      9: an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
         [syn: bridge, bridge deck]
      v 1: connect or reduce the distance between [syn: bridge,
           bridge over]
      2: make a bridge across; "bridge a river"
      3: cross over on a bridge

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  305 Moby Thesaurus words for "bridge":
     A string, Amati, Bifrost, Boston, Cremona, D string, E string,
     Earl of Coventry, G string, L, Pit, Polish bank, R, Russian bank,
     Strad, Stradivari, Stradivarius, Texas tower, accouple, accumulate,
     acting area, agglutinate, all fours, alveolar ridge, amass,
     anacrusis, apron, apron stage, arch over, articulate, assemble,
     associate, baccarat, backstage, band, band shell, bandstand,
     banker, bascule bridge, bass, bass passage, bass viol,
     bateau bridge, beacon, belvedere, bestraddle, bestride, blackjack,
     bleachers, bluff, board, bond, bourdon, bow, bracket, brag,
     bridge over, bridgework, bull fiddle, burden, cadence, canasta,
     cantilever bridge, casino, catwalk, cello, cement, chain, chorus,
     clap together, coda, collect, combine, commerce, commit, comprise,
     concatenate, conglobulate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, connection,
     connections, conning tower, contrabass, contract, contract bridge,
     copulate, coulisse, couple, cover, cribbage, crowd, dental bridge,
     dentition, denture, development, division, dock, double bass,
     drawbridge, dressing room, ecarte, embrace, encompass, euchre,
     exposition, extend over, false teeth, faro, fiddle, fiddlebow,
     fiddlestick, figure, fingerboard, five hundred, flies, flinch,
     floating bridge, fly floor, fly gallery, flyover, folderol,
     footbridge, forestage, fright, frog, gallery, gangboard, gangplank,
     gangway, gather, gazebo, gin, gin rummy, glue, go over, goat,
     grandstand, greenroom, grid, gridiron, gums, hang over,
     harmonic close, hearts, imbricate, include, interlude, intermezzo,
     introductory phrase, ivories, join, jut, keno, kit, kit fiddle,
     kit violin, knot, lansquenet, lap, lap over, lay together, league,
     lie over, lift bridge, lightboard, lighthouse, link, loo, lookout,
     loophole, lottery, lotto, lump together, marry, marshal, mass,
     matrimony, measure, merge, mobilize, monte, movement,
     musical phrase, musical sentence, napoleon, observation post,
     observatory, old maid, ombre, orchestra, orchestra pit, ornament,
     outlook, overarch, overbridge, overcrossing, overhang, overlap,
     overlie, overlook, overpass, override, pair, part, pass over,
     passage, patience, peanut gallery, peephole, penny ante,
     performing area, period, periodontal tissue, pharos, phrase,
     picquet, piece together, pit, plate, poker, pontoon bridge,
     proscenium, proscenium stage, put together, put-and-take,
     quadrille, refrain, resolution, response, reverse, ringside,
     ringside seat, ritornello, roll into one, rope bridge,
     rouge et noir, rum, rummy, scroll, section, set of teeth, seven-up,
     shell, shingle, sighthole, skat, snipsnapsnorum, solder, solitaire,
     soundboard, span, speculation, splice, stage, stage left,
     stage right, stanza, statement, stepping-stone, stepstone,
     stick together, straight poker, strain, string, stud poker,
     suspension bridge, swing bridge, switchboard, tailpiece, take in,
     tape, teeth, tenor violin, the boards, thirty-one, tie,
     toll bridge, top gallery, tower, traverse, tuning peg, tutti,
     tutti passage, twenty-one, unify, unite, uppers and lowers,
     variation, verse, viaduct, vingt-et-un, viola, violin, violinette,
     violoncello, violoncello piccolo, violone, violotta, watchtower,
     weld, whist, wings, yoke

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     A component of ICES for civil engineers.
     [Sammet 1969, p. 616].

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      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.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 

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