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English noun: bridge

1. bridge (artifact) a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Narrower (hyponym)Bailey bridge, bateau bridge, cantilever bridge, cattle grid, cattle guard, covered bridge, drawbridge, floating bridge, flyover, footbridge, lift bridge, overcrossing, overpass, pedestrian bridge, pontoon bridge, rope bridge, steel arch bridge, suspension bridge, toll bridge, trestle bridge, truss bridge, viaduct

Part holonymarch, pier, trestle

Part meronymtransit, transportation, transportation system

2. bridge (artifact) a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected

Synonymsbridge circuit

Broader (hypernym)circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

Narrower (hyponym)Wheatstone bridge

3. bridge something resembling a bridge in form or function

SamplesHis letters provided a bridge across the centuries.

Broader (hypernym)connectedness, connection, connexion

4. bridge (body) the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose

SamplesHer glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose.

Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

Part holonymnasal, nasal bone, os nasale

Part meronymnose, olfactory organ

5. bridge (act) any of various card games based on whist for four players

Broader (hypernym)card game, cards

Narrower (hyponym)auction, auction bridge, bridge whist, contract, contract bridge

Part holonymbid, bidding, contract, declaration, ruff, slam, sweep, trumping

Domain category membersbid, bidding, declare, doubleton, major suit, minor suit, outbid, overbid, overbid, overcall, preempt, raise, stopper, takeout

6. bridge (artifact) a wooden support that holds the strings up

Broader (hypernym)support

Part meronymstringed instrument

7. bridge (artifact) a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth


Broader (hypernym)dental plate, denture, plate

8. bridge (artifact) the link between two lenses; rests on the nose


Broader (hypernym)link, linkup, tie, tie-in

Part meronymeyeglasses, glasses, specs, spectacles

9. bridge (artifact) an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands

Synonymsbridge deck

Broader (hypernym)upper deck

Narrower (hyponym)conning tower, fly bridge, flybridge, flying bridge, monkey bridge

Part holonympilothouse, wheelhouse

English verb: bridge

1. bridge (stative) connect or reduce the distance between

Synonymsbridge over

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)connect, link, link up, tie

2. bridge (contact) make a bridge across

SamplesBridge a river.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring together, join

3. bridge (motion) cross over on a bridge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, traverse

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