But where did you find it alone? Lying in the street? The place where you found it is context, as well as the neighbouring words.Unfortunately there is no context, GenJen54. I found the word alone.
Thank you for making me realize what context isThe place where you found it is context, as well as the neighbouring words.
Only in the dictionary.I do believe you are conscious of the fact that words can occur without context
So the word is not necessarily an English word?Seriously, someone asked what it meant in Polish on my Polish forum.
That I know I didn't omit to check that in a dictionary.Its 'relative' occurs in Chambers English Dictionary as an hyphenated, compound word bridge-builder and is defined as a person who builds bridges; a person who tries to reconcile hostile parties, etc. esp in diplomacy;
I had a suspicion of this kind. I wasn't sure though. That's why I asked the question.The 'word' itself doesn't appear in Chambers English Dictionary, it doesn't appear in the Oxford Concise Dictionary or Collins English Dictionary. I doubt that it is a word, and so it has no meaning