Bridge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |brɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word bridge
Brit.  |brɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word bridge


- a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc. (syn: span)
- a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
- something resembling a bridge in form or function
his letters provided a bridge across the centuries
- the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose
- any of various card games based on whist for four players
- a wooden support that holds the strings up
- a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth (syn: bridgework)
- the link between two lenses; rests on the nose (syn: nosepiece)
- an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands


- connect or reduce the distance between
- make a bridge across
bridge a river
- cross over on a bridge

Extra examples

Our hearts have bridged the ocean with their love.

The training programme is seen as a bridge between school and work.

The differences between our two cultures can be bridged if we continue to communicate.

Alvin managed to bridge the gap between ballet and modern dance.

It's amazing how they completed the bridge so quickly.

The bridge was too low for the ship to sail under.

A horizontal member of a bridge

The bridge is the longest in the world.

Construction of the bridge turned out to be a bigger job than they had expected.

The bridge was built in the 1890s.

The upper section of the bridge

Inspectors found that some of the bridge's supports were weak.

The boat was too tall to pass beneath the bridge.

The islands are joined by a bridge.

The bridge is structurally sound.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bridge
he/she/it: bridges
present participle: bridging
past tense: bridged
past participle: bridged
singular: bridge
plural: bridges
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