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Overpass vs. Bridge

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Overpassnoun

A section of a road or path that crosses over an obstacle, especially another road, railway, etc.

‘The homeless man had built a little shelter, complete with cook-stove, beneath a concrete overpass.’;

Bridgenoun

A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.

Overpassverb

To pass above something, as when flying or moving on a higher road.

‘Gillian watched the overpassing shoppers on the second floor of the mall, as she relaxed in the bench on the ground floor.’;

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.’;

Overpassverb

(transitive) To exceed, overstep, or transcend a limit, threshold, or goal.

‘Marshall was really overpassing his authority when he ordered the security guards to fire their tasers at the trespassers.’; ‘The precocious student had really overpassed her peers, and was reading books written for children several years older.’;

Bridgenoun

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

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

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Overpassverb

(transitive) To disregard, skip, or miss something.

‘"Don't overpass those cheeses; they're really quite excellent!" gushed Terry, pointing to the buffet table.’;

Bridgenoun

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

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

Overpassverb

To go over or beyond; to cross; as, to overpass a river; to overpass limits.

Bridgenoun

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

Overpassverb

To pass above; - of roadways and other paths; as, the highway overpasses the railroad tracks.

Bridgenoun

An arch or superstructure.

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Overpassverb

To pass over; to omit; to overlook; to disregard.

‘All the beauties of the EastHe slightly viewed and slightly overpassed.’;

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.’;

Overpassverb

To surpass; to excel.

Bridgenoun

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

Overpassverb

To pass over, away, or off.

Bridgenoun

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

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Overpassnoun

A road or other pathway which passes over another road, railroad, or other path; as, he stopped on the street under the railroad overpass.

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.

Overpassnoun

bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels;

‘an overpass is called a flyover or a flypast in England’;

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.

Overpass

An overpass (called an overbridge or flyover in the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries) is a bridge, road, railway or similar structure that crosses over another road or railway. An overpass and underpass together form a grade separation.

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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