Meaning of BRIDGE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ brɪdʒ ]

( bridges, bridging, bridged)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A bridge is a structure that is built over a railway, river, or road so that people or vehicles can cross from one side to the other.

He walked back over the railway bridge.

...the Golden Gate Bridge.



A bridge between two places is a piece of land that joins or connects them.

...a land bridge linking Serbian territories.

N-COUNT : usu with supp


To bridge the gap between two people or things means to reduce it or get rid of it.

It is unlikely that the two sides will be able to bridge their differences.

= overcome

VERB : V n


Something that bridges the gap between two very different things has some of the qualities of each of these things.

...the singer who bridged the gap between pop music and opera.

VERB : V n


If something or someone acts as a bridge between two people, groups, or things, they connect them.

We hope this book will act as a bridge between doctor and patient...

They saw themselves as a bridge to peace.

N-COUNT : usu N prep


The bridge is the place on a ship from which it is steered.

N-COUNT : usu sing


The bridge of your nose is the thin top part of it, between your eyes.

On the bridge of his hooked nose was a pair of gold rimless spectacles.

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu N of n


The bridge of a pair of glasses is the part that rests on your nose.

N-COUNT : usu sing


The bridge of a violin, guitar, or other stringed instrument is the small piece of wood under the strings that holds them up.

N-COUNT : usu sing


Bridge is a card game for four players in which the players begin by declaring how many tricks they expect to win.



water under the bridge: see water

see also suspension bridge

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