Alternative forms 
- bridg (obsolete)
Etymology 1 
From Middle English brigge, from Old English brycġ (“bridge”), from Proto-Germanic *brugjō, *brugjǭ (“bridge”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerw-, *bʰrēw- (“wooden flooring, decking, bridge”). Cognate with Scots brig, brigg, breeg (“bridge”), Saterland Frisian Brääch (“bridge”), West Frisian brêge (“bridge”), Dutch brug (“bridge”), German Brücke (“bridge”), Danish bro (“bridge”) and brygge (“wharf”), Icelandic brú (“bridge”) and brygga (“pier”), Gaulish bríva (“bridge”), Old Church Slavonic бръвъно (brŭvŭno, “beam”) and Russian бревно (brevnó, “log”).
bridge (plural bridges)
- A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
- The rope bridge crosses the river.
- (anatomy) The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
- Rugby players often break the bridge of their noses.
- (medicine) A rudimentary procedure before definite solution
- ECMO is used as a bridge to surgery to stabilize the patient
- (dentistry) A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.
- The dentist pulled out the decayed tooth and put in a bridge.
- (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.
- (music) The piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.
- (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.
- (communication) A system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.
- The LAN bridge uses a spanning tree algorithm.
- (music) A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
- The lyrics in the song's bridge inverted its meaning.
- (chemistry) An intramolecular valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
- (electronics) An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
- (electronics) Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
- (billiards, snooker, pool) A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
- (billiards, snooker, pool) 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.
- (diplomacy) A statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.
- (graph theory) An edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.
- (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.
- (poetry) A point in a line where a break in a word unit cannot occur.
Derived terms 
Etymology 2 
From Middle English briggen, from Old English brycġian (“to bridge, make a causeway, pave”). Cognate with Dutch bruggen (“to bridge”), Middle Low German bruggen (“to bridge”), Old High German bruccōn ("to bridge"; > Modern German brücken).
- To be or make a bridge over something.
- With enough cable, we can bridge this gorge.
- To span as if with a bridge.
- The two groups were able to bridge their differences.
- (music) To transition from one piece or section of music to another without stopping.
- We need to bridge that jam into "The Eleven".
- (computing, communication) To connect two or more computer buses, networks etc. with a bridge.
- (wrestling) To go to the bridge position.
Etymology 3 
- (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 "Bridge".
Declension of bridge (type nalle)
From English bridge.
- IPA: /bʁidʒ/
bridge m (usually uncountable)
bridge m (invariable)
Related terms 
bridge m (usually uncountable)