bridge
I. noun Etymology: Middle English brigge, from Old English brycg; akin to Old High German brucka bridge, Old Church Slavic brŭvŭno beam Date: before 12th century 1. a. a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle b. a time, place, or means of connection or transition 2. something resembling a bridge in form or function: as a. the upper bony part of the nose; also the part of a pair of glasses that rests upon it b. a piece raising the strings of a musical instrument — see violin illustration c. the forward part of a ship's superstructure from which the ship is navigated d. gantry 2b e. the hand as a rest for a billiards or pool cue; also a device used as a cue rest 3. a. a musical passage linking two sections of a composition b. a partial denture anchored to adjacent teeth c. a connection (as an atom or group of atoms) that joins two different parts of a molecule (as opposite sides of a ring) 4. an electrical instrument or network for measuring or comparing resistances, inductances, capacitances, or impedances by comparing the ratio of two opposing voltages to a known ratio • bridgeless adjective II. transitive verb (bridged; bridging) Date: before 12th century 1. to make a bridge over or across <
bridge the gap
>
; also to join by a bridge 2. to provide with a bridge • bridgeable adjective III. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier biritch, of unknown origin Date: circa 1897 any of various card games for usually four players in two partnerships that bid for the right to declare a trump suit, seek to win tricks equal to the final bid, and play with the hand of declarer's partner exposed and played by declarer; especially contract bridge

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  • Bridge — (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge, pavement, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridge — (engl. für „Brücke“) bezeichnet: Bridge (Kartenspiel), Denksport mit weltweiter Verbreitung Bridge (Netzwerk), verbindet Segmente von Computernetzen Adobe Bridge, eine Dateiverwaltungssoftware Bridge (Piercing), ein die Hautfalte am Nasenrücken… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bridge — 〈[ brı̣dʒ] n.; s; unz.; Kart.〉 aus dem Whist entstandenes Kartenspiel zu viert mit frz. Karten [zu engl. bridge „Brücke“] * * * Bridge [brɪt̮ʃ, auch: brɪd̮ʒ ], das; [engl. bridge, H. u.]: aus dem Whist hervorgegangenes Kartenspiel für vier… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • bridge — s.n. Numele unui joc de cărţi. [pr.: brigi] – Din fr., engl. bridge. Trimis de valeriu, 21.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  BRIDGE [pr.: brigi] n. Joc de cărţi care se joacă în patru (doi contra doi). /<engl …   Dicționar Român

  • Bridge — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bridge es un anglicismo (en español: puente) que puede significar: Adobe Bridge, programa informático organizador de Adobe Systems. Bridge, juego de cartas. Bridge, patrón de diseño. Bridge Carson, personaje fictício …   Wikipedia Español

  • bridge — bridge1 [brij] n. [ME brigge < OE brycge < IE base * bhrū, log, beam, hence wooden causeway] 1. a structure built over a river, railroad, highway, etc. to provide a way across for vehicles or pedestrians 2. a thing that provides connection …   English World dictionary

  • Bridge — Sn (ein Kartenspiel) per. Wortschatz fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. bridge, das auf den Ausruf biritch zurückgeht, mit dem das Spiel ohne Trumpf angesagt wird. Die Herkunft des Wortes ist unbekannt. Heute kann die Bezeichnung des… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Bridge — (br[i^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bridged} (br[i^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bridging}.] 1. To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river. [1913 Webster] Their simple engineering bridged with felled trees the streams which could not be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridge — (Прага,Чехия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Vasatkova 1024, Прага, 19800, Чехия …   Каталог отелей

  • bridge — Ⅰ. bridge [1] ► NOUN 1) a structure carrying a road, path, or railway across a river, road, etc. 2) the platform on a ship from which the captain and officers direct operations. 3) the upper bony part of a person s nose. 4) a partial denture… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bridge — Bridge, n. A card game resembling whist. Note: The trump, if any, is determined by the dealer or his partner, the value of each trick taken over six being: for no trumps 12, hearts 8, diamonds 6, clubs 4, spades 2. The opponents of the dealer can …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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