bridge Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "bridge" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

bridgenoun

 us   /brɪdʒ/

bridge noun (LARGE STRUCTURE)

[C] a structure that is built over a river, road, or railroad to allow people and vehicles to cross from one side to the other: We drove across the bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

bridge noun (NOSE)

[C usually sing] the top part of the nose, between the eyes, or the piece on a pair of glasses that is supported by the top part of the nose: He rubbed the bridge of his nose.

bridge noun (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT)

[C] a small piece of wood on a musical instrument, such as a guitar or violin , over which strings are stretched

bridge noun (TEETH)

[C] (also bridgework,  /ˈbrɪdʒˌwɜrk/ ) a piece of material that keeps artificial teeth in place by being fastened to the natural teeth

bridge noun (PART OF A SHIP)

[C] the raised part of a ship on which the captain and other officers stand and from where they control the movement of the ship

bridge noun (GAME)

[U] a card game for four players who play in two pairs and try to win the cards they say they will win

bridgeverb [T]

 us   /brɪdʒ/

bridge verb [T] (BUILD OVER )

to build or form a bridge over something: The shopping complex bridges a highway. If a difference is bridged, it is made smaller: Swing music bridged the gap between popular and classical music.
(Definition of bridge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bridge?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bridge” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
avatar

an image that represents you in online games, chat rooms, etc. and that you can move around the screen

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More