how to pronounce bridge


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bridge is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bridge in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and necessity and the shop floor plumbing bridge work and saw marie curie limone …”

meanings of bridge


  1. A point in a line where a break in a word unit cannot occur.
  2. A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A solid crust of undissolved salt in a water softener.
  6. An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
  7. 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.
  8. The situation where a lone rider or small group of riders closes the space between them and the rider or group in front.
  9. A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
  10. A day falling between two public holidays and consequently designated as an additional holiday.
  11. The gap between the holes on a bowling ball.
  12. Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit.
  13. An edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.
  14. A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; a bridge wall.
  15. An arch or superstructure.
  16. A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
  17. A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
  18. A similar position in gymnastics.
  19. A statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.
  20. A connection, real or abstract.
  21. A software component connecting two or more separate systems.
  22. 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.
  23. A card game played with four players playing as two teams of two players each.
  24. A construction spanning a waterway, ravine, or valley from an elevated height, allowing for the passage of vehicles, pedestrians, trains, etc.
  25. The piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.
  26. A system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2 of OSI model.
  27. The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
  28. A rudimentary procedure before definite solution.
  29. An intramolecular valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
  30. A device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.


  1. To connect two or more computer buses, networks etc. with a bridge.
  2. To transition from one piece or section of music to another without stopping.
  3. To be or make a bridge over something.
  4. To span as if with a bridge. The two groups were able to bridge their differences.
  5. To go to the bridge position.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A village in Kent, England.

bridge frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word bridge occurs in english on average 43.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bridge can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bridge can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to bridge


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