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Definition 1: any of various card games based on whist for four players - [noun denoting act]

(bridge is a kind of ...) a game played with playing cards

(... is a kind of bridge ) the earliest form of bridge; the dealer could name the trump suit

(... is a kind of bridge ) a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge

(... is a kind of bridge ) a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

(bridge is a part of ...) winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

(bridge is a part of ...) (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

(bridge is a part of ...) (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit

"if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump"

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) (bridge) a bid that asks your partner to bid another suit

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) ( bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs

(bridge is the domain which ... is member of) make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

Definition 2: a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc. - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bridge in the sense of this definition

(bridge is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of bridge ) bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valley

(... is a kind of bridge ) a bridge supported by trusses

(... is a kind of bridge ) a bridge supported by trestlework

(... is a kind of bridge ) a bridge where toll is charged for crossing

(... is a kind of bridge ) a bridge that has a roadway supported by cables that are anchored at both ends

(... is a kind of bridge ) a steel bridge constructed in the form of an arch

(... is a kind of bridge ) a bridge consisting of ropes

(... is a kind of bridge ) a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons

(... is a kind of bridge ) a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle

(... is a kind of bridge ) bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels

(... is a kind of bridge ) a bridge designed for pedestrians

(... is a kind of bridge ) a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it

(... is a kind of bridge ) a bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides

(... is a kind of bridge ) a temporary bridge designed for rapid construction

(... is a kind of bridge ) bridge constructed of two cantilevers that meet in the middle

(bridge is a part of ...) a supporting tower used to support a bridge

(bridge is a part of ...) a support for two adjacent bridge spans

(bridge is a part of ...) (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

(... is part of bridge) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Definition 3: an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bridge in the sense of this definition

(bridge is a kind of ...) a higher deck

(... is a kind of bridge ) a raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting

(... is a kind of bridge ) the highest navigational bridge on a ship; a small (often open) deck above the pilot house

(bridge is a part of ...) an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated

Definition 4: the link between two lenses; rests on the nose - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bridge in the sense of this definition

(bridge is a kind of ...) a fastener that serves to join or connect

"the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"

(... is part of bridge) (plural) optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision

Definition 5: a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bridge in the sense of this definition

(bridge is a kind of ...) a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth

Definition 6: a wooden support that holds the strings up - [noun denoting artifact]

(bridge is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is part of bridge) a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound

Definition 7: a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bridge in the sense of this definition

(bridge is a kind of ...) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

(... is a kind of bridge ) a bridge used to measure resistances

Definition 8: the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose - [noun denoting body]

Samples where bridge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose

(bridge is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(bridge is a part of ...) an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose

(... is part of bridge) the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals

"he has a cold in the nose"

Definition 9: something resembling a bridge in form or function - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where bridge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his letters provided a bridge across the centuries

(bridge is a kind of ...) a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)

"there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"

Definition 10: make a bridge across - [verb of contact]

Samples where bridge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bridge a river

(bridge is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

Definition 11: cross over on a bridge - [verb of motion]

(bridge is a kind of ...) travel across or pass over

"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

Definition 12: connect or reduce the distance between - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for bridge in the sense of this definition

(bridge is a kind of ...) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?" "Tie the ropes together" "Link arms"

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