Dictionary search results

Showing 1-50 of 76 results

bridge1 British & World English

A structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc. across a river, road, or other obstacle

bridge2 British & World English

A card game related to whist, played by two partnerships of two players who at the beginning of each hand bid for the right to name the trump suit, the highest bid also representing a contract to make a specified number of tricks with a specified suit as trumps

bridge English Thesaurus

a bridge over the river

Bridge, Frank British & World English

(1879–1941), English composer, conductor, and violist. His compositions include chamber music, songs, and orchestral works, among them The Sea (1910–11) and Oration (for cello and orchestra, 1930)

air bridge British & World English

A movable bridge placed against an aircraft door to allow passengers to embark or disembark

bridge loan British & World English

North American term for bridging loan.

bridge mix British & World English

A mixture of various bite-size snack foods, such as nuts, raisins, and chocolates, typically served in a bowl at card games, parties, etc.

bridge roll British & World English

A small, soft bread roll with a long, thin shape

land bridge British & World English

A connection between two land masses, especially a prehistoric one that allowed humans and animals to colonize new territory before being cut off by the sea, as across the Bering Strait and the English Channel

salt bridge British & World English

A tube containing an electrolyte (typically in the form of a gel), providing electrical contact between two solutions

toll bridge British & World English

A bridge where drivers or pedestrians must pay to cross

Adam's Bridge British & World English

A line of shoals lying between NW Sri Lanka and the SE coast of Tamil Nadu in India, separating the Palk Strait from the Gulf of Mannar

asses' bridge British & World English

English term for pons asinorum.

Bailey bridge British & World English

A temporary bridge of lattice steel designed for rapid assembly from prefabricated standard parts, used especially in military operations

chain bridge British & World English

A suspension bridge held by chains rather than cables

flying bridge British & World English

Another term for flybridge.

swing bridge British & World English

A bridge over water that can be rotated horizontally to allow ships through

Tower Bridge British & World English

A bridge across the Thames in London, famous for its twin towers and for the two bascules of which the roadway consists, able to be lifted to allow the passage of large ships. It was completed in 1894

auction bridge British & World English

An obsolete form of the card game bridge, in which all tricks won counted towards the game whether bid or not

bridge-building British & World English

The promotion of friendly relations between groups

bridge passage British & World English

A transitional section in a musical composition leading to a new section or theme

Brooklyn Bridge British & World English

A suspension bridge between southern Manhattan and northern Brooklyn (on Long Island) in New York City. Constructed 1869–1883, it was one of the period’s engineering marvels and is celebrated in art and literature

clapper bridge British & World English

A simple bridge consisting of slabs of stone or planks laid across a series of rocks or piles of stones

contract bridge British & World English

The standard form of the card game bridge, in which only tricks bid and won count towards the game, as opposed to auction bridge

humpback bridge British & World English

A small road bridge with a steep ascent and descent

Rainbow Bridge British & World English

A bridge of natural rock, the world’s largest natural bridge, situated in southern Utah, just north of the border with Arizona. Its span is 86 m (278 ft)

cable-stayed bridge British & World English

A bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by a number of cables running directly to one or more towers

cantilever bridge British & World English

A bridge in which each span is constructed from cantilevers built out sideways from piers

duplicate bridge British & World English

A competitive form of bridge in which the same hands are played successively by different partnerships

suspension bridge British & World English

A bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by vertical cables suspended from further cables that run between towers and are anchored in abutments at each end

Triborough Bridge British & World English

A bridge complex opened in 1936 that links the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan boroughs in New York City

Wheatstone bridge British & World English

A simple circuit for measuring an unknown resistance by connecting it so as to form a quadrilateral with three known resistances and applying a voltage between a pair of opposite corners

Wheatstone bridge New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

simple circuit for measuring electrical resistance

a bridge too far British & World English

A step or act that is regarded as being too drastic to take

bridge-and-tunnel British & World English

(Of a person) living in the suburbs and perceived as unsophisticated

bridge of asses British & World English

Another term for pons asinorum.

bridge of boats British & World English

A bridge formed by mooring boats side by side across a river

Bridge of Sighs British & World English

A 16th-century enclosed bridge in Venice between the Doges' Palace and the state prison, originally crossed by prisoners on their way to torture or execution

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge British & World English

A suspension bridge across New York harbour between Brooklyn and Staten Island, the longest in the world when it was completed in 1964

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

suspension bridge across New York harbour

paint the Forth Bridge British & World English

Used to indicate that a task is never-ending

water under the bridge British & World English

Used to refer to events that are in the past and consequently no longer to be regarded as important

gap British & World English

A difference, especially an undesirable one, between two views or situations

cross that bridge when one comes to it British & World English

Deal with a problem when and if it arises

rainbow bridge in Rainbow Bridge British & World English

Used in reference to an idyllic place where a pet animal is imagined to go after death, where it will eventually be reunited with its owner

bridgework British & World English

Dental bridges collectively

flybridge British & World English

An open deck above the main bridge of a vessel such as a yacht or cabin cruiser, typically equipped with duplicate controls


Page: 1 2