brigge (plural brigges)

  1. Obsolete form of bridge.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for brigge in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


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Inherited from Old English brycġ, from Proto-Germanic *brugjǭ.


  • IPA(key): /bridʒ/, /brudʒ/, /brɛdʒ/, /briɡ/


brigge (plural brigges or bruggen)

  1. A bridge (structure that crosses river or a divide)
    • c, 1375, Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales[1]
      At Trumpyngtoun, nat fer fro Cantebrigge,
      There gooth a brook, and over that a brigge
      At Trumpington not far from Cambridge,
      there goes a brook, and over that a bridge
    1. A retractable bridge; a movable bridge.
    2. An entrance or exit platform.
    3. (figuratively) A straight raised portion of something; e.g. the bridge of a nose.


  • English: bridge
  • Scots: brig