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Definition 1: any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where branch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the arm of the record player
  • an arm of the sea
  • a branch of the sewer

Synonyms for branch in the sense of this definition

(branch is a kind of ...) any structure that branches out from a central support

Definition 2: a division of some larger or more complex organization - [noun denoting group]

Samples where branch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a branch of Congress
  • botany is a branch of biology
  • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages

Synonyms for branch in the sense of this definition

(branch is a kind of ...) an administrative unit in government or business

(... is a kind of branch ) a local branch where postal services are available

(... is a kind of branch ) the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws

(... is a kind of branch ) the branch of the United States government that has the power of legislating

(... is a kind of branch ) the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice

Definition 3: a stream or river connected to a larger one - [noun denoting object]

(branch is a kind of ...) a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

(... is a kind of branch ) a branch of a river made by water flowing from the main stream only when the water level is high

(... is a kind of branch ) a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it

(... is a kind of branch ) a branch that flows into the main stream

Definition 4: a natural consequence of development - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for branch in the sense of this definition

(branch is a kind of ...) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

Definition 5: a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant - [noun denoting plant]

(branch is a kind of ...) a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

(... is a kind of branch ) a branch or a part of a tree that is dead

(... is a kind of branch ) any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree

(... is a kind of branch ) a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

(branch is a part of ...) tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants

Definition 6: a part of a forked or branching shape - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where branch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he broke off one of the branches

Synonyms for branch in the sense of this definition

(branch is a kind of ...) a figure that is a part of another figure

(... is a kind of branch ) a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)

(... is a kind of branch ) (biology) a branching or armlike part of an animal

(... is a kind of branch ) the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches

"they took the south fork" "he climbed into the crotch of a tree"

(... is part of branch) the place where something divides into branches

Definition 7: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork - [verb of change]

Samples where branch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The road forks

Synonyms for branch in the sense of this definition

(branch is a kind of ...) move or draw apart

"The two paths diverge here"

(... is a kind of branch ) branch out like trees

"nerve fibers arborize"

(... is a kind of branch ) branch out in a twiglike manner

"The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"

(... is a kind of branch ) divide into two branches

"The road bifurcated"

(... is a kind of branch ) divide into three

"The road trifurcates at the bridge"

(branch has a similar meaning as ...) grow and send out branches or branch-like structures

"these plants ramify early and get to be very large"

Definition 8: grow and send out branches or branch-like structures - [verb of change]

Samples where branch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • these plants ramify early and get to be very large

Synonyms for branch in the sense of this definition

(branch is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(branch has a similar meaning as ...) divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

"The road forks"

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