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  Definition of branch
  1. any projection that is thought to resemble an arm; "the arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of the sewer"
  2. an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"
  3. a stream or river connected to a larger one
  4. a natural consequence of development
  5. a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
  6. a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"; "they took the south fork"
  7. divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
  8. grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
Similar Words: arm, limb, subdivision, outgrowth, offshoot, offset, fork, leg, ramification, ramify, furcate, separate

 

See Also: diversify, branch out, broaden

 

Hyponyms: post office, local post office, executive branch, Executive Office of the President, legislative branch, judicial branch, billabong, distributary, feeder, tributary, affluent, deadwood, limb, tree branch, branchlet, twig, sprig, bifurcation, brachium, arborize, arborise, bifurcate, trifurcate

 

Grouped Verbs: ramify, fork, furcate, separate

 

Part Meronyms: furcation, forking

 

Derivational Morphology: ramify, fork, furcate, separate, furcation, forking, branching, ramification, leg

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: grana   Croatian: grana  
Dutch: filiaal and tak   Finnish: oksa and sivukonttori  
German: Ast and Zweigstelle   Hebrew: סניף and ענף  
Polish: gałąź and oddział   Portuguese: filial and galho  
Romanian: ram   Russian: ветвь and отделение  
Serbian: grana   Slovene: veja  
Spanish: sucursal   Swedish: filial  
Telugu: కొమ్మ and శాఖ   Turkish: dal and şube  
Vietnamese: nhánh  
 
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