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Definition 1: resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the biramous appendages of an arthropod
  • long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects
  • a forked river
  • a forked tail
  • forked lightning
  • horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy roots

Synonyms for forked in the sense of this definition

(forked is similar to ...) separated into parts or pieces

"opinions are divided"

Definition 2: having two meanings with intent to deceive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a sly double meaning
  • spoke with forked tongue

Synonyms for forked in the sense of this definition

(forked is similar to ...) open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead

"an equivocal statement" "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates" "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness" "popularity is an equivocal crown" "an equivocal response to an embarrassing question"

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