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BRANCH





Definition:

  1. [noun] an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"
    Synonyms: subdivision, arm

  2. [noun] a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

  3. [noun] a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"; "they took the south fork"
    Synonyms: fork, leg, ramification

  4. [noun] a natural consequence of development
    Synonyms: outgrowth, offshoot, offset

  5. [noun] a stream or river connected to a larger one

  6. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: arm, limb

  7. [verb] grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
    Synonyms: ramify

  8. [verb] divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
    Synonyms: ramify, fork, furcate, separate

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