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branch

 
Noun branch has 6 senses
  1. branch, subdivision, arm - an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"
    --1 is a kind of division
    --1 has particulars:
     post office, local post office; executive branch, Executive Office of the President; legislative branch; judicial branch
  2. branch - a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
    --2 is a kind of
    stalk, stem
    --2 has part: bark
    --2 has particulars:
     deadwood; limb, tree branch; branchlet, twig, sprig
  3. branch, fork, leg, ramification - a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"; "they took the south fork"
    --3 is a kind of subfigure
    --3 is a part of furcation, forking
    --3 has particulars: bifurcation; brachium
    Derived form: verb branch2
  4. outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset - a natural consequence of development
    --4 is a kind of consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
  5. branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
    --5 is a kind of
    stream, watercourse
    --5 has particulars: billabong; distributary; feeder, tributary, affluent
    Derived form: verb branch2
  6. arm, branch, limb - 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"
    --6 is a kind of projection
Verb branch has 2 senses
  1. ramify, branch - grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
    --1 is one way to grow
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separate - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
    --2 is one way to diverge
    Derived forms: noun branch3, noun branch5
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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