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Bridge vs. Barrage

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Bridgenoun

A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.

Barragenoun

an artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river designed to increase its depth or to divert its flow (Wikipedia)

Bridgenoun

A construction spanning a waterway, ravine, or valley from an elevated height, allowing for the passage of vehicles, pedestrians, trains, etc.

‘The rope bridge crosses the river.’;

Barragenoun

a heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of one's own troops to screen and protect them (Wikipedia)

Bridgenoun

(anatomy) The upper bony ridge of the human nose.

‘Rugby players often break the bridge of their noses.’;

Barragenoun

a concentrated discharge of projectile weapons

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Bridgenoun

(dentistry) A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.

‘The dentist pulled out the decayed tooth and put in a bridge.’;

Barragenoun

(by extension) an overwhelming outburst of words, especially of criticism

Bridgenoun

(bowling) The gap between the holes on a bowling ball

Barragenoun

(fencing) A "next hit wins" contest to determine the winner of a bout in case of a tie.

Bridgenoun

An arch or superstructure.

Barragenoun

Type of firework containing a mixture of firework types in one single-ignition package.

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Bridgenoun

(nautical) An elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.

‘The first officer is on the bridge.’;

Barrageverb

(transitive) to direct a barrage at; to bombard

Bridgenoun

The piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.

Barragenoun

An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or watercourse to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile.

Bridgenoun

A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.

Barragenoun

the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

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Bridgenoun

A cue modified with a convex arch-shaped notched head attached to the narrow end, used to support a player's (shooter's) cue for extended or tedious shots. Also called a spider.

Barragenoun

the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target;

‘they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops’; ‘the shelling went on for hours without pausing’;

Bridgenoun

Anything supported at the ends and serving 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.

Barrageverb

attack with a barrage;

‘The speaker was barraged by an angry audience’;

Bridgenoun

(wrestling) A defensive position in which the wrestler is supported by his feet and head, belly-up, in order to prevent touch-down of the shoulders and eventually to dislodge an opponent who has established a position on top.

Bridgenoun

(gymnastics) A similar position in gymnastics.

Bridgenoun

A connection, real or abstract.

Bridgenoun

(medicine) A rudimentary procedure before definite solution

‘ECMO is used as a bridge to surgery to stabilize the patient.’;

Bridgenoun

(computing) A device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.

‘This chip is the bridge between the front-side bus and the I/O bus.’;

Bridgenoun

(communication) A system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.

‘The LAN bridge uses a spanning tree algorithm.’;

Bridgenoun

(chemistry) An intramolecular valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.

Bridgenoun

(electronics) An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.

Bridgenoun

(music) A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.

‘The lyrics in the song's bridge inverted its meaning.’;

Bridgenoun

(graph theory) An edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.

Bridgenoun

(poetry) A point in a line where a break in a word unit cannot occur.

Bridgenoun

(diplomacy) A statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.

Bridgenoun

A day falling between two public holidays and consequently designated as an additional holiday.

Bridgenoun

(electronics) Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit

Bridgenoun

A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; a bridge wall.

Bridgenoun

(cycling) The situation where a lone rider or small group of riders closes the space between them and the rider or group in front.

Bridgenoun

A solid crust of undissolved salt in a water softener.

Bridgenoun

(card games) A card game played with four players playing as two teams of two players each.

‘Bidding is an essential element of the game of bridge.’;

Bridgeverb

To be or make a bridge over something.

‘With enough cable, we can bridge this gorge.’;

Bridgeverb

To span as if with a bridge.

‘The two groups were able to bridge their differences.’;

Bridgeverb

(music) To transition from one piece or section of music to another without stopping.

‘We need to bridge that jam into "The Eleven".’;

Bridgeverb

To connect two or more computer buses, networks etc. with a bridge.

Bridgeverb

(wrestling) To go to the bridge position.

Bridgenoun

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.

Bridgenoun

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.

Bridgenoun

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.

Bridgenoun

A device to measure the resistance of a wire or other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.

Bridgenoun

A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; - usually called a bridge wall.

Bridgenoun

A card game resembling whist.

Bridgeverb

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.’;

Bridgeverb

To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.

‘Xerxes . . . over HellespontBridging his way, Europe with Asia joined.’;

Bridgeverb

To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; - generally with over.

Bridgenoun

a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

Bridgenoun

a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected

Bridgenoun

something resembling a bridge in form or function;

‘his letters provided a bridge across the centuries’;

Bridgenoun

the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose;

‘her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose’;

Bridgenoun

any of various card games based on whist for four players

Bridgenoun

a wooden support that holds the strings up

Bridgenoun

a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth

Bridgenoun

the link between two lenses; rests on nose

Bridgenoun

an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands

Bridgeverb

connect or reduce the distance between

Bridgeverb

make a bridge across;

‘bridge a river’;

Bridgeverb

cross over on a bridge

Bridgenoun

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

‘a bridge across the River Thames’; ‘a railway bridge’;

Bridgenoun

something intended to reconcile or connect two seemingly incompatible things

‘a committee which was formed to create a bridge between rival party groups’;

Bridgenoun

short for land bridge

Bridgenoun

the elevated, enclosed platform on a ship from which the captain and officers direct operations

‘Talbot stepped across the two gunwales and made his way up to the bridge’;

Bridgenoun

the upper bony part of a person's nose

‘he pushed his spectacles further up the bridge of his nose’;

Bridgenoun

the central part of a pair of glasses, fitting over the bridge of the nose

‘these sunglasses have a special nose bridge for comfort’;

Bridgenoun

a partial denture supported by natural teeth on either side.

Bridgenoun

the part of a stringed instrument over which the strings are stretched

‘ebony bridges and fingerboards’;

Bridgenoun

a bridge passage or middle eight.

Bridgenoun

the support for the tip of a billiard cue formed by the hand.

Bridgenoun

a long stick with a frame at the end which is used to support a cue for a difficult shot.

Bridgenoun

an electric circuit with two branches across which a detector or load is connected, used to measure resistance or other property by equalizing the potential across the two ends of a detector, or to rectify an alternating voltage or current.

Bridgenoun

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.

Bridgeverb

be or make a bridge over (something)

‘earlier attempts to bridge St George's Channel had failed’; ‘a covered walkway bridged the gardens’;

Bridgeverb

make (a difference between two groups) smaller or less significant

‘new initiatives were needed to bridge the great abyss of class’;

Bridge

A bridge is a structure built to span a physical obstacle (such as a body of water, valley, road, or rail) without blocking the way underneath. It is constructed for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle, which is usually something that is otherwise difficult or impossible to cross.

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