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    branch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word branch

    Definition
    (noun) a division of some larger or more complex organization
    Synonyms : arm , subdivision
    Example Sentence
    • a branch of Congress
    • botany is a branch of biology
    • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
    Definition
    (noun) a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant Definition
    (noun) a part of a forked or branching shape
    Synonyms : leg , ramification
    Example Sentence
    • he broke off one of the branches
    Definition
    (noun) a natural consequence of development
    Synonyms : offset , offshoot , outgrowth
    Definition
    (noun) a stream or river connected to a larger one Definition
    (noun) any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    Synonyms : arm , limb
    Example Sentence
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer
    Definition
    (verb) grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
    Synonyms : ramify
    Example Sentence
    • these plants ramify early and get to be very large
    Definition
    (verb) divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
    Synonyms : fork , furcate , ramify , separate
    Example Sentence
    • The road forks
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