- a raised transverse platform from which a power vessel is navigated: often includes a pilot house and a chart house.
- any of various other raised platforms from which the navigation or docking of a vessel is supervised.
- a bridge house or bridge superstructure.
- a raised walkway running fore-and-aft.
- a thin, fixed wedge or support raising the strings of a musical instrument above the sounding board.
- a transitional, modulatory passage connecting sections of a composition or movement.
- (in jazz and popular music) the contrasting third group of eight bars in a thirty-two-bar chorus; channel; release.
- a ridge or wall-like projection of fire brick or the like, at each end of the hearth in a metallurgical furnace.
- any layer of partially fused or densely compacted material preventing the proper gravitational movement of molten material, as in a blast furnace or cupola, or the proper compacting of metal powder in a mold.
- the arch formed by the hand and fingers to support and guide the striking end of a cue.
- a notched piece of wood with a long handle, used to support the striking end of the cue when the hand cannot do so comfortably; rest.
- a gallery or platform that can be raised or lowered over a stage and is used by technicians, stagehands, etc., for painting scenery (paint bridge ), arranging and supporting lights (light bridge ), or the like.
- British. a part of the floor of a stage that can be raised or lowered.
verb (used with object), bridged, bridg·ing.
verb (used without object), bridged, bridg·ing.
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It’s over 10 years old, employs more than 150 people, and successfully bridged the Series A gap in Europe closing a round of $20M back in 2018.Sophie Hill on the changing face of retail and surviving 2020|Margaret Trainor|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Investments into entrepreneurs in disenfranchised communities provide a crucial path for creating lasting positive change, and the Opportunity Zone legislation builds bridges for such investment.Opportunity Zones haven’t fully reached their potential, but don’t write them off yet|jakemeth|September 16, 2020|Fortune
The freeway to San Francisco will need to be raised, and to the east, a new bridge will be required to connect the community of Point Richmond to the city of Berkeley.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Although Firestein explains that Newton’s laws of motion are “great for launching satellites and building bridges, his idea about how gravity works was wrong.”
Of course, it’s harder to get to know people in this age of social distancing, but fortunately, the Internet is a handy tool you can use to bridge those gaps.Networking 101: Why Working Together Creates More Opportunity Than Working Apart|Shantel Holder|September 4, 2020|Essence.com
His most recent assignment was the 84th Precinct, at the Brooklyn end of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The same night the “dead cops” chant was recorded, two police officers were attacked on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Today, the train chugs north out of Kanchanaburi over the famous bridge before it hits a spectacular bend in the river.
Linsker initially escaped after the clash on the bridge but was arrested a short time later.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The golden bridge for the departing lover I have always, I hope, provided when it became necessary,” he says.
The engineer officer charged with preparing the line of retreat reported that the one bridge across the Elster was not sufficient.
It was a direct lie to tell the Austrian commander that an armistice had been arranged and the bridge ceded to the French.
The ruse by which he and Lannes captured the bridge below Vienna was discreditable no doubt from the point of view of morality.
"There is a bridge up yonder, monsieur," returned the servant, thankful to have the conversation changed.
They crossed the bridge and rode up the gently rising, bare, and rugged ground towards Condillac.
British Dictionary definitions for bridge (1 of 3)
- the hard ridge at the upper part of the nose, formed by the underlying nasal bones
- any anatomical ridge or connecting structureCompare pons
- a support for a cue made by placing the fingers on the table and raising the thumb
- a cue rest with a notched end for shots beyond normal reach
- a platform of adjustable height above or beside the stage for the use of stagehands, light operators, etc
- mainly British a part of the stage floor that can be raised or lowered
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Idioms and Phrases with bridge
see burn one's bridges; cross that bridge when one comes to it; water over the dam (under the bridge).