bridge-n; 13 Senses

Sense Number 1: a physical structure which connects separate places by overarching an obstacle

Commentary: BRIDGE[+entity][+artifact][+construction][+span][+navigable][+elevated]

Several bridges over the river fell down during the big earthquake.
That bridge is an overpass of the north-south freeway.
Erosion left a natural land bridge of sandstone between the two rock outcrops.
The boy was injured playing on a railroad bridge.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: anything which serves the role of linking separate things

Commentary: BRIDGE[+relation][+role][+connector]
NOTE: this is an abstract notion of linkage, not a concrete object that connects things

A committee was formed to create a bridge between the rival political factions.
His idea provides the major conceptual bridge between the fields of micro and macro-evolutionary study.
That architectural style is the bridge between early and late neoclassical structure.
She's burned a lot of bridges at work through her conduct. (metaphoric extension)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: the hard upper part of the human nose

Commentary: BRIDGE[+structure][+physical][+anatomical][+nose][+ridge]

A fast ball hit John on the bridge of his nose and cracked it.
She admired the high bridge of the aristocrat's nose.
The surgeon reconstructed the bridge of the patient's nose after the accident.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: a card game

Commentary: BRIDGE[+activity][+diversion][+game][+card]

We need a fourth person in order to play bridge.
Mary is having a bridge party at her house this evening.
In contract bridge, one player is the dummy.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: a wooden support on a stringed musical instrument

Commentary: BRIDGE[+entity][+artifact][+support][+wooden][+instrument][+stringed]

What kind of wood is the bridge of your violin made of?
This 12-string guitar has a rather sturdy bridge.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: a partial denture

Commentary: BRIDGE[+entity][+artifact][+support][+denture][+partial]
NOTE: implies there are existing teeth on either side of the bridge

John has a lower bridge to replace two lost teeth.
The dentist told the patient that a new bridge would cost about a thousand dollars.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: link that connects lenses of a pair of spectacles

Commentary: BRIDGE[+entity][+artifact][+link][+lenses][+spectacles]

The optician adjusted the bridge of Mary's new wireframe glasses.
These sunglasses have a special nose bridge for comfort.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 8: upper deck of a vessel which is the command center

Commentary: BRIDGE[+location][+vessel][+deck][+upper] [+relation][+role][+command_center] [+structure][+deck][+elevated]

The captain of the cruise ship gave some of the passengers a tour of the bridge.
Who is manning the bridge while the captain and first officer are off the ship?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 9: a type of electronic circuit

Commentary: BRIDGE[+entity][+artifact][+device][+electronics][+circuit]

Power supplies often use a bridge circuit.
All three types of bridge circuits compare the output of two potentiometers sharing a common source.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 10: a transitional musical passage

Commentary: BRIDGE[+structure][+abstract][+musical][+passage][+transitional]

I can play the main melody of the song, but the bridge is a little tricky.
There's 12 bars in a major key, but the bridge switches into a minor one.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1g

Sense Number 11: a wooden support for a pool cue

Commentary: BRIDGE[+entity][+artifact][+support][+wooden][+pool_cue]

John used a bridge to support his pool cue for the tricky shot.
I think the bridge is hanging under the pool table.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1e

Sense Number 12: a network device that manages data transfer

Commentary: BRIDGE[+entity][+artifact][+device][+electronics][+network][+data][+transfer]

This chapter of the book describes how bridges, routers and repeaters are used in networks.
Network bridges operate at a lower level of the network than routers.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: network_bridge

Sense Number 13: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)