Overpass vs. Bridge

Overpass vs. Bridge — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Overpass and Bridge

Overpassnoun

A passage, roadway, or bridge that crosses above another roadway or thoroughfare.

Bridgenoun

A structure spanning and providing passage over a gap or barrier, such as a river or roadway.

Overpassverb

To pass over or across; traverse.

Bridgenoun

Something resembling or analogous to this structure in form or function

a land bridge between the continents.a bridge of understanding between two countries.

Overpassverb

To go beyond; surpass.

Bridgenoun

The upper bony ridge of the human nose.

Overpassverb

To go over (a limit or boundary); transgress.

Bridgenoun

The part of a pair of eyeglasses that rests against this ridge.

Overpassverb

To overlook or disregard.

Bridgenoun

A fixed or removable replacement for one or several but not all of the natural teeth, usually anchored at each end to a natural tooth.

Overpassnoun

A section of a road or path that crosses over an obstacle, especially another road, railway, etc.

The homeless man had built a little shelter, complete with cook-stove, beneath a concrete overpass.

Bridgenoun

A thin, upright piece of wood in some stringed instruments that supports the strings above the soundboard.

Overpassverb

To pass above something, as when flying or moving on a higher road.

Gillian watched the overpassing shoppers on the second floor of the mall, as she relaxed in the bench on the ground floor.

Bridgenoun

A transitional passage connecting two subjects or movements.

Overpassverb

(transitive) To exceed, overstep, or transcend a limit, threshold, or goal.

Marshall was really overpassing his authority when he ordered the security guards to fire their tasers at the trespassers.The precocious student had really overpassed her peers, and was reading books written for children several years older.

Bridgenoun

(Nautical) A crosswise platform or enclosed area above the main deck of a ship from which the ship is controlled.

Overpassverb

(transitive) To disregard, skip, or miss something.

"Don't overpass those cheeses; they're really quite excellent!" gushed Terry, pointing to the buffet table.

Bridgenoun

A long stick with a notched plate at one end, used to steady the cue in billiards. Also called rest1.

Overpassnoun

bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels;

an overpass is called a flyover or a flypast in England

Bridgenoun

The hand used as a support to steady the cue.

Bridgenoun

Any of various instruments for measuring or comparing the characteristics, such as impedance or inductance, of a conductor.

Bridgenoun

An electrical shunt.

Bridgenoun

(Chemistry) An intramolecular connection that spans atoms or groups of atoms.

Bridgenoun

Any of several card games derived from whist, usually played by four people in two partnerships, in which trump is determined by bidding and the hand opposite the declarer is played as a dummy.

Bridgeverb

To build a bridge over.

Bridgeverb

To cross by or as if by a bridge.

Bridgenoun

A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.

Bridgenoun

A construction spanning a waterway, ravine, or valley from an elevated height, allowing for the passage of vehicles, pedestrians, trains, etc.

The rope bridge crosses the river.

Bridgenoun

(anatomy) The upper bony ridge of the human nose.

Rugby players often break the bridge of their noses.

Bridgenoun

(dentistry) A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.

The dentist pulled out the decayed tooth and put in a bridge.

Bridgenoun

(bowling) The gap between the holes on a bowling ball

Bridgenoun

An arch or superstructure.

Bridgenoun

(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.

Bridgenoun

The piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.

Bridgenoun

A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.

Bridgenoun

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.

Bridgenoun

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.

Bridgenoun

(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.

Bridgenoun

(gymnastics) A similar position in gymnastics.

Bridgenoun

A connection, real or abstract.

Bridgenoun

(medicine) A rudimentary procedure before definite solution

ECMO is used as a bridge to surgery to stabilize the patient.

Bridgenoun

(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.

Bridgenoun

(communication) A system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.

The LAN bridge uses a spanning tree algorithm.

Bridgenoun

(chemistry) An intramolecular valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.

Bridgenoun

(electronics) An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.

Bridgenoun

(music) A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.

The lyrics in the song's bridge inverted its meaning.

Bridgenoun

(graph theory) An edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.

Bridgenoun

(poetry) A point in a line where a break in a word unit cannot occur.

Bridgenoun

(diplomacy) A statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.

Bridgenoun

A day falling between two public holidays and consequently designated as an additional holiday.

Bridgenoun

(electronics) Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit

Bridgenoun

A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; a bridge wall.

Bridgenoun

(cycling) The situation where a lone rider or small group of riders closes the space between them and the rider or group in front.

Bridgenoun

A solid crust of undissolved salt in a water softener.

Bridgenoun

(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 of bridge.

Bridgeverb

To be or make a bridge over something.

With enough cable, we can bridge this gorge.

Bridgeverb

To span as if with a bridge.

The two groups were able to bridge their differences.

Bridgeverb

(music) To transition from one piece or section of music to another without stopping.

We need to bridge that jam into "The Eleven".

Bridgeverb

To connect two or more computer buses, networks etc. with a bridge.

Bridgeverb

(wrestling) To go to the bridge position.

Bridgenoun

a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

Bridgenoun

a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected

Bridgenoun

something resembling a bridge in form or function;

his letters provided a bridge across the centuries

Bridgenoun

the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose;

her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose

Bridgenoun

any of various card games based on whist for four players

Bridgenoun

a wooden support that holds the strings up

Bridgenoun

a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth

Bridgenoun

the link between two lenses; rests on nose

Bridgenoun

an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands

Bridgeverb

connect or reduce the distance between

Bridgeverb

make a bridge across;

bridge a river

Bridgeverb

cross over on a bridge