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branch

branch

 
pronunciation:
braench
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
branch out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a woody part that grows out from the main body of a tree or shrub; limb.
 
synonyms:
bough, limb
similar words:
offshoot, shoot, spray, stalk, stem, stick, switch, twig
definition 2: any offshoot or subdivision of the main part of something.
a branch of the savings bankthe various branches of philosophy
synonyms:
offshoot
similar words:
affiliate, appendage, appendix, arm, chapter, divide, division, limb, section, subdivision, subgroup, subset
definition 3: a stream or creek.
synonyms:
brook, creek, stream
similar words:
feeder, tributary
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: branched, branches, branching
definition 1: to separate or diverge.
synonyms:
diverge, divide, fork, furcate
similar words:
bifurcate, bisect, deviate, fan out, part, ramify, separate
definition 2: to put out branches.
similar words:
spread, sprout
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to separate or divide into branches or branchlike parts.
similar words:
divide, separate
phrase: branch out
derivations: branchless (adj.), branchlike (adj.)
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