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  1. branch
    IPA[bran(t)SH]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. (of a road or path) divide into one or more subdivisions.

      Synonym : fork, bifurcate, divide, subdivide, split, separate, go in different directions, furcate, divaricate, diverge from, deviate from, depart from, turn aside from, shoot off from, split off from, go off at a tangent from, fan out from, ray out from, radiate from, ramify
    • 2. (of a tree or plant) bear or send out branches:

      the common sea lavender can be identified by its branched stem
    • 3. diverge from the main route or part:

      the road branched off at the town Ellington was constantly branching off with new musical styles
    • 4. extend or expand one's activities or interests in a new direction:

      the company is branching out into Europe
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: branch, plural noun: branches

    • v.: verb: branch, 3rd person present: branches, gerund or present participle: branching, past tense: branched, past participle: branched

    • noun

      a part of a tree which grows out from the trunk or from a bough:

      a lateral extension or subdivision extending from the main part of a river, road, railway, etc.:

    • verb

      (of a road or path) divide into one or more subdivisions:

      diverge from the main route or part:

    • adjective

      (of a tree or plant) having parts that grow out from the trunk or from a bough:

      having lateral extensions or subdivisions extending from the main part:

    • adjective

      (of a tree or plant) having parts that grow out from the trunk or from a bough:

      having lateral extensions or subdivisions extending from the main part:

    • noun

      ordinary water, especially when added to alcoholic drinks.

      water from a stream or brook.

    • noun

      the branch of an olive tree, traditionally regarded as a symbol of peace (in allusion to the story of Noah in Gen. 8:1, in which a dove returns with an olive branch after the Flood).

      an offer of reconciliation:

    • noun

      a secondary or subordinate branch of anything that has branches, such as a tree, a subject of study, or a bank.
    • a city in east central New Jersey, on the Atlantic Ocean, long a noted summer resort; population 32,622 (est. 2008).
    • noun

      a secondary railroad line branching off from a main line.
    • (in the UK) the police department dealing with political security.
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