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branch

branch

 
 
pronunciation:
braench
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
branch out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a woody part of a tree or bush that grows out from the trunk; limb.
The branches of the trees are bare in the winter.
 
synonyms:
bough, limb
similar words:
offshoot, shoot, stem, stick, switch, twig
definition 2: a part or division of the main part of something.
We chose a savings bank that has a branch near our house.Geometry is an ancient branch of mathematics.
synonyms:
offshoot
similar words:
affiliate, arm, chapter, division, section, subset
definition 3: a stream or creek.
This stream is a branch of the Mississippi river.
synonyms:
brook, creek, stream
similar words:
tributary
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: branched, branches, branching
definition: to separate into two or more paths, roads, or directions.
Green Street branches at the third traffic light.
synonyms:
divide, fork
similar words:
bisect, deviate, fan out, part, separate
phrase: branch out
derivations: branchless (adj.), branchlike (adj.)
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