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 branch branch

noun

  • ( ) a division of some larger or more complex organization  ( arm, branch, subdivision )
    a division of some larger or more complex organization
     a branch of Congress
    a branch of Congress
     botany is a branch of biology
    botany is a branch of biology
     the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
    the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
  • ( ) a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant  ( branch )
    a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
  • ( ) a part of a forked or branching shape  ( branch, leg, ramification )
    a part of a forked or branching shape
     he broke off one of the branches
    he broke off one of the branches
  • any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm  ( arm, branch, limb )
    any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
     the arm of the record player
    the arm of the record player
     an arm of the sea
    an arm of the sea
     a branch of the sewer
    a branch of the sewer
  • a stream or river connected to a larger one  ( branch )
    a stream or river connected to a larger one
  • a natural consequence of development  ( branch, offset, offshoot, outgrowth )
    a natural consequence of development
  • verb

  • divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork  ( branch, fork, furcate, ramify, separate )
    divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
     The road forks
    The road forks
  • grow and send out branches or branch-like structures  ( branch, ramify )
    grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
     these plants ramify early and get to be very large
    these plants ramify early and get to be very large


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