So Many Bridges
The word bridge is a homograph. That is, it is a word that shares the same written form as another word but has a different meaning. In the case of the word bridge, there are MANY different meanings. According to dictionary.com, the word bridge as a noun has five different meanings. First of all it is a a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like. Secondly it is a word representing a connection of some sort. The word bridge is also a popular card game. When considering your anatomy, a bridge is the upper line of your nose. In dentistry, a bridge is a replacement for a missing tooth (or teeth). The word bridge can also be used as a verb when you create a connection between to location you are ‘bridging’ those locations. Some words have MANY meanings. When they do, they are homographs.