bridge/ brɪdʒ /
a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like.
a connecting, transitional, or intermediate route or phase between two adjacent elements, activities, conditions, or the like:
Working at the hospital was a bridge between medical school and private practice.
a raised transverse platform from which a power vessel is navigated: often includes a pilot house and a chart house.
any of various other raised platforms from which the navigation or docking of a vessel is supervised.
a bridge house or bridge superstructure.
a raised walkway running fore-and-aft.
verb (used with object), bridged, bridg·ing.
to make a bridge or passage over; span:
The road bridged the river.
to join by or as if by a bridge:
a fallen tree bridging the two porches.
verb (used without object), bridged, bridg·ing.
Foundry. (of molten metal) to form layers or areas heterogeneous either in material or in degree of hardness.