(1)   Any of various card games based on whist for four players
(2)   A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
(3)   An upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
(4)   The link between two lenses; rests on nose
(5)   A denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
(6)   A wooden support that holds the strings up
(7)   A circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
(8)   The hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
"Her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
(9)   Something resembling a bridge in form or function
"His letters provided a bridge across the centuries"


(10)   Make a bridge across
"Bridge a river"
(11)   Cross over on a bridge
(12)   Connect or reduce the distance between

Etymology 1

From , from . Cognate with Dutch , German .


  1. A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
    The rope bridge crosses the river.
  2. The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
    Rugby players often break the bridge of their noses.
  3. A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.
    The dentist pulled out the decayed tooth and put in a bridge.
  4. An elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.
    The first officer is on the bridge.
  5. The piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.
  6. A device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.
    This chip is the bridge between the front-side bus and the I/O bus.
  7. A system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.
    The LAN bridge uses a spanning tree algorithm.
  8. A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
    The lyrics in the song's bridge inverted its meaning.
  9. A valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
  10. An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
  11. Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
  12. A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
  13. A cue modified with a convex arch-shaped notched head attached to the narrow end, used to support a player's (shooter's) cue for extended or tedious shots. Also called a spider.
  14. A statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.
  15. An edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.

Etymology 2

Name of an older card game biritch, probably - OED, or probably from -, "one-three".


  1. A card game played normally with four players playing as two teams of two players each.
    Bidding is an essential element of the game "Bridge".


  1. To be or make a bridge over something.
    With enough cable, we can bridge this gorge.
  2. To span as if with a bridge.
    The two groups were able to bridge their differences.
  3. To transition from one piece or section of music to another without stopping.
    We need to bridge that jam into "The Eleven".