bridge of nose definition, bridge of nose meaning | English dictionary

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bridge  

[1]  
      n  
1    a structure that spans and provides a passage over a road, railway, river, or some other obstacle  
2    something that resembles this in shape or function  
his letters provided a bridge across the centuries     
3   
a    the hard ridge at the upper part of the nose, formed by the underlying nasal bones  
b    any anatomical ridge or connecting structure  
   Compare       pons  
4    the part of a pair of glasses that rests on the nose  
5      (Also called)    bridgework   a dental plate containing one or more artificial teeth that is secured to the surrounding natural teeth  
6    a platform athwartships and above the rail, from which a ship is piloted and navigated  
7    a piece of wood, usually fixed, supporting the strings of a violin, guitar, etc., and transmitting their vibrations to the sounding board  
8      (Also called)    bridge passage   a passage in a musical, literary, or dramatic work linking two or more important sections  
9      (Also called)    bridge circuit     (Electronics)   any of several networks, such as a Wheatstone bridge, consisting of two branches across which a measuring device is connected. The resistance, capacitance, etc., of one component can be determined from the known values of the others when the voltage in each branch is balanced  
10      (Billiards, snooker)  
a    a support for a cue made by placing the fingers on the table and raising the thumb  
b    a cue rest with a notched end for shots beyond normal reach  
11      (Theatre)  
a    a platform of adjustable height above or beside the stage for the use of stagehands, light operators, etc  
b      (Chiefly Brit)   a part of the stage floor that can be raised or lowered  
12    a partition in a furnace or boiler to keep the fuel in place  
13    build bridges   to promote reconciliation or cooperation between hostile groups or people  
14    burn one's bridges      See       burn   1       19  
15    cross a bridge when (one) comes to it   to deal with a problem only when it arises; not to anticipate difficulties  
      vb   tr  
16    to build or provide a bridge over something; span  
to bridge a river     
17    to connect or reduce the distance between  
let us bridge our differences     
     (Old English brycg; related to Old Norse bryggja gangway, Old Frisian bregge, Old High German brucka, Danish, Swedish bro)  
  bridgeable      adj  
  bridgeless      adj  
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