- a structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc. across a river, road, or other obstacle；something intended to reconcile or connect two seemingly incompatible things
- be or make a bridge over (something)；make (a difference between two groups) smaller or less significant
noun: bridge, plural noun: bridges
- 1. a structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc. across a river, road, or other obstacle:
a bridge across the River Thames
a railway bridge
- 2. something intended to reconcile or connect two seemingly incompatible things:
a committee which was formed to create a bridge between rival party groups
- 3. short for land bridge
- 4. 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
- 5. the upper bony part of a person's nose:
he pushed his spectacles further up the bridge of his nose
- 6. the central part of a pair of glasses, fitting over the bridge of the nose:
these sunglasses have a special nose bridge for comfort
- 7. a partial denture supported by natural teeth on either side.
- 8. the part of a stringed instrument over which the strings are stretched:
ebony bridges and fingerboards
- 9. a bridge passage or middle eight.
- 10. the support for the tip of a billiard cue formed by the hand.
- 11. a long stick with a frame at the end which is used to support a cue for a difficult shot.
- 12. 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.
- 1. be or make a bridge over (something):
a covered walkway bridged the gardens
earlier attempts to bridge St George's Channel had failed
- 2. make (a difference between two groups) smaller or less significant:
new initiatives were needed to bridge the great abyss of class
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bridge pier [′brij ‚pir] (civil engineering) The main support for a bridge, upon which the bridge superstructure rests。 就是中文的"橋墩"； 版大的理解是正確的。 原文提到，高鐵雲林路段的土壤流失，所以加強橋墩的補強。