(in some nonindustrial societies) the money or goods given to the family of a bride by the bridegroom or his family.
(in some societies) money, property, or services given by a bridegroom to the kinsmen of his bride in order to establish his rights over the woman
a female given name, form of Bridget. Historical Examples Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie Alice B. Emerson Once a Greech Evelyn E. Smith Once a Greech Evelyn E. Smith A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis Melvin Powers Once a Greech Evelyn E. Smith Once a Greech Evelyn E. Smith
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a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like. a connecting, transitional, or intermediate route or phase between two adjacent elements, activities, conditions, or the like: Working at the hospital was a bridge between medical school and private practice. Nautical. a raised transverse platform from which a power vessel is […]
a notched board serving as a string or carriage for a stair. Historical Examples The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol I of II) Alice Bertha Gomme noun a board on both sides of a staircase that is cut to support the treads and risers Also called cut string