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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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,  after  the 
  trump  is  declared,  double  the  value  of  the  tricks,  in 
  which  case  the  dealer  or  his  partner  can  redouble,  and 
  so  on  The  dealer  plays  his  partner's  hand  as  a  dummy. 
  The  side  which  first  reaches  or  exceeds  30  points 
  scored  for  tricks  wins  a  game;  the  side  which  first 
  wins  two  games  wins  a  rubber.  The  total  score  for  any 
  side  is  the  sum  of  the  points  scored  for  tricks,  for 
  rubbers  (each  of  which  counts  100),  for  honors  (which 
  follow  a  special  schedule  of  value),  and  for  slam, 
  little  slam,  and  chicane. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bridge  \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. 
 
  Their  simple  engineering  bridged  with  felled  trees 
  the  streams  which  could  not  be  forded.  --Palfrey. 
 
  2.  To  open  or  make  a  passage,  as  by  a  bridge. 
 
  Xerxes  .  .  .  over  Hellespont  Bridging  his  way 
  Europe  with  Asia  joined.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  find  a  way  of  getting  over  as  a  difficulty;  -- 
  generally  with  over 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bridge  \Bridge\,  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  possibly  to  E.  brow.] 
  1.  A  structure,  usually  of  wood,  stone,  brick,  or  iron, 
  erected  over  a  river  or  other  water  course,  or  over  a 
  chasm,  railroad,  etc.,  to  make  a  passageway  from  one  bank 
  to  the  other 
 
  2.  Anything  supported  at  the  ends  which  serves  to  keep  some 
  other  thing  from  resting  upon  the  object  spanned,  as  in 
  engraving,  watchmaking,  etc.,  or  which  forms  a  platform  or 
  staging  over  which  something  passes  or  is  conveyed. 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  The  small  arch  or  bar  at  right  angles  to  the 
  strings  of  a  violin,  guitar,  etc.,  serving  of  raise  them 
  and  transmit  their  vibrations  to  the  body  of  the 
  instrument. 
 
  4.  (Elec.)  A  device  to  measure  the  resistance  of  a  wire  or 
  other  conductor  forming  part  of  an  electric  circuit. 
 
  5.  A  low  wall  or  vertical  partition  in  the  fire  chamber  of  a 
  furnace,  for  deflecting  flame,  etc.;  --  usually  called  a 
  {bridge  wall}. 
 
  {Aqueduct  bridge}.  See  {Aqueduct}. 
 
  {Asses'  bridge},  {Bascule  bridge},  {Bateau  bridge}.  See  under 
  {Ass},  {Bascule},  {Bateau}. 
 
  {Bridge  of  a  steamer}  (Naut.),  a  narrow  platform  across  the 
  deck,  above  the  rail,  for  the  convenience  of  the  officer 
  in  charge  of  the  ship;  in  paddlewheel  vessels  it  connects 
  the  paddle  boxes. 
 
  {Bridge  of  the  nose},  the  upper,  bony  part  of  the  nose. 
 
  {Cantalever  bridge}.  See  under  {Cantalever}. 
 
  {Draw  bridge}.  See  {Drawbridge}. 
 
  {Flying  bridge},  a  temporary  bridge  suspended  or  floating,  as 
  for  the  passage  of  armies;  also  a  floating  structure 
  connected  by  a  cable  with  an  anchor  or  pier  up  stream,  and 
  made  to  pass  from  bank  to  bank  by  the  action  of  the 
  current  or  other  means 
 
  {Girder  bridge}  or  {Truss  bridge},  a  bridge  formed  by 
  girders,  or  by  trusses  resting  upon  abutments  or  piers. 
 
  {Lattice  bridge},  a  bridge  formed  by  lattice  girders. 
 
  {Pontoon  bridge},  {Ponton  bridge}.  See  under  {Pontoon}. 
 
  {Skew  bridge},  a  bridge  built  obliquely  from  bank  to  bank,  as 
  sometimes  required  in  railway  engineering. 
 
  {Suspension  bridge}.  See  under  {Suspension}. 
 
  {Trestle  bridge},  a  bridge  formed  of  a  series  of  short, 
  simple  girders  resting  on  trestles. 
 
  {Tubular  bridge},  a  bridge  in  the  form  of  a  hollow  trunk  or 
  rectangular  tube,  with  cellular  walls  made  of  iron  plates 
  riveted  together,  as  the  Britannia  bridge  over  the  Menai 
  Strait,  and  the  Victoria  bridge  at  Montreal. 
 
  {Wheatstone's  bridge}  (Elec.),  a  device  for  the  measurement 
  of  resistances,  so  called  because  the  balance  between  the 
  resistances  to  be  measured  is  indicated  by  the  absence  of 
  a  current  in  a  certain  wire  forming  a  bridge  or  connection 
  between  two  points  of  the  apparatus;  --  invented  by  Sir 
  Charles  Wheatstone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bridge 
  n  1:  allows  people  or  vehicles  to  cross  an  obstacle  such  as  a 
  river  or  canal  or  railway  etc  [syn:  {span}] 
  2:  a  circuit  consisting  of  two  branches  (4  arms  arranged  in  a 
  diamond  configuration)  across  which  a  meter  is  connected 
  [syn:  {bridge  circuit}] 
  3:  something  resembling  a  bridge  in  form  or  function:  "his 
  letters  provided  a  bridge  across  the  centuries" 
  4:  the  hard  ridge  that  forms  the  upper  part  of  the  nose;  "her 
  glasses  left  marks  on  the  bridge  of  her  nose" 
  5:  any  of  various  card  games  based  on  whist  for  four  players 
  6:  wooden  piece  that  holds  string  up 
  7:  a  denture  anchored  to  teeth  on  either  side  of  missing  teeth 
  [syn:  {bridgework}] 
  8:  the  link  between  two  lenses;  rests  on  nose  [syn:  {nosepiece}] 
  9:  where  ship  is  steered  and  captain  stands  [syn:  {bridge  deck}] 
  v  1:  connect  or  reduce  the  distance  between  [syn:  {bridge  over}] 
  2:  make  a  bridge  across  "bridge  a  river" 
  3:  cross  over  on  a  bridge 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  BRIDGE 
 
  A  component  of  {ICES}  for  civil  engineers. 
 
  [Sammet  1969,  p.  616]. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bridge 
 
    A  device  which  forwards  traffic  between 
  {network  segments}  based  on  {data  link  layer}  information. 
  These  segments  would  have  a  common  {network  layer}  address. 
 
  Every  network  should  only  have  one  {root  bridge}. 
 
  See  also  {gateway},  {router}. 
 
  (2001-03-04) 
 
 




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