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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.


Synonymsspan


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


Synonymsbridgework


Broader (hypernym)dental plate, denture, plate

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


Synonymsnosepiece


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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