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Definition 1: the act of branching out or dividing into branches - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fork in the sense of this definition

(fork is a kind of ...) the act or process of dividing

(... is a kind of fork ) the act of splitting into two branches

(... is a kind of fork ) the act of splitting into three branches

(... is a kind of fork ) branching at a wide angle

(... is a kind of fork ) act or process of forming fibrils

Definition 2: cutlery used for serving and eating food - [noun denoting artifact]

(fork is a kind of ...) tableware implements for cutting and eating food

(... is a kind of fork ) a large fork used in carving cooked meat

(... is a kind of fork ) a fork intended for eating salads

(... is a kind of fork ) a fork for eating at a dining table

(... is a kind of fork ) long-handled fork for cooking or toasting frankfurters or bread etc. (especially over an open fire)

(fork is a part of ...) a pointed projection

(fork is a part of ...) prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler

Definition 3: an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs - [noun denoting artifact]

(fork is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

(... is a kind of fork ) a long-handled fork for turning or lifting hay

(fork is a part of ...) a pointed projection

Definition 4: the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for fork in the sense of this definition

(fork is a kind of ...) the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians

(... is part of fork) the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

Definition 5: the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches - [noun denoting shape]

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

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

Synonyms for fork in the sense of this definition

(fork is a kind of ...) a part of a forked or branching shape

"he broke off one of the branches"

Definition 6: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork - [verb of change]

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

  • The road forks

Synonyms for fork in the sense of this definition

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

"The two paths diverge here"

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

"nerve fibers arborize"

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

"The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"

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

"The road bifurcated"

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

"The road trifurcates at the bridge"

(fork 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 7: shape like a fork - [verb of change]

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

  • She forked her fingers

(fork is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

Definition 8: place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces - [verb of competition]

(fork is a kind of ...) take the initiative and go on the offensive

"The Serbs attacked the village at night" "The visiting team started to attack"

(fork belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 9: lift with a pitchfork - [verb of contact]

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

  • pitchfork hay

Synonyms for fork in the sense of this definition

(fork is a kind of ...) take hold of something and move it to a different location

"lift the box onto the table"

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