noun Building Trades.
Definition for bridging (2 of 2)
- 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.
Origin of bridge1
Examples from the Web for bridging
Bridging the divide between the police and those who distrust them will take more than protests and symbolic gestures.
The best, or at least most successful, are bridging the gap between punk-rock DIY ethos and social-media savvy.On Tour With The Head and the Heart, Indie Rock’s Next Big Thing|James Joiner|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bridging the world of The Patty Duke Show and Mary Tyler Moore, That Girl was a game changer.
Phillips and her co-authors suggest that work activities may be better-suited than social ones for bridging racial divides.
He talks about bridging the much-discussed military-and-civilian divide.A Night Along the Military-Civilian Divide: An Iraq Vet in New York|Matt Gallagher|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The corners of Figure 222 are, however, slightly accented by means of the bridging spots x-x.Industrial Arts Design|William H. Varnum
His plans for bridging the Thames may be referred to in proof of his patriotic devotedness to improvement.
She was glad to aid in bridging the chasm between north and south.The Harris-Ingram Experiment|Charles E. Bolton
The moon is bridging Loon Lake, and the whip-poor-will is crying.The Harvester|Gene Stratton Porter
It needs no argument to demonstrate the value of any movement that has for its purpose the bridging of the gulf.Chapters in Rural Progress|Kenyon L. Butterfield
British Dictionary definitions for bridging (1 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for bridging (3 of 4)
- 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
Derived Formsbridgeable, adjectivebridgeless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bridging (4 of 4)
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Idioms and Phrases with bridging
see burn one's bridges; cross that bridge when one comes to it; water over the dam (under the bridge).