HyperDic: branch

English > 8 senses of the word branch:
NOUNgroupbranch, subdivision, arma division of some larger / larger or more complex organization
plantbrancha division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
shapebranch, leg, ramificationa part of a forked or branching shape
phenomenonbranch, outgrowth, offshoot, offseta natural consequence of development
objectbrancha stream or river connected to a larger / larger one
artifactbranch, arm, limbany projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
VERBchangebranch, ramifygrow and send out branches or branch-like structures
changebranch, ramify, fork, furcate, separatedivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
branch > pronunciation
Soundsbrae'nch
Rhymesavalanche ... tranche: 6 rhymes with aench...
English > branch: 8 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA division of some larger / larger or more complex organization.
Examples
  • "a branch of Congress"
  • "botany is a branch of biology"
  • "the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages"
Synonymssubdivision, arm
Narrowerexecutive branch, Executive Office of the PresidentThe branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
judicial branchThe branch of the United States government responsible / responsible for the administration of justice
legislative branchThe branch of the United States government that has the power of legislating
post office, local post officeA local branch where postal services are available"
BroaderdivisionAn administrative unit in government or business
Spanishsubdivisión
Catalansubdivisió
English > branch: 8 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningA division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant.
Partsbarktough / tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
Narrowerbranchlet, twig, sprigA small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division)
deadwoodA branch or a part of a tree that is dead
limb, tree branchAny of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
Broaderstalk, stemA slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
Spanishrama
Catalanbranca, branc, rama
Adjectivesbranchyhaving many branches
English > branch: 8 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningA part of a forked or branching shape.
Example"he broke off one of the branches"
Synonymsleg, ramification
Part offurcation, forkingThe place where something divides into branches
NarrowerbifurcationA bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
brachium(biology) a branching or armlike part of an animal
fork, crotchThe region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
BroadersubfigureA figure that is a part of another figure
Adjectivesbranchyhaving many branches
Verbsbranchdivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
English > branch: 8 senses > noun 4, phenomenon
MeaningA natural consequence of development.
Synonymsoutgrowth, offshoot, offset
Broaderconsequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotA phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
Spanishvástago
English > branch: 8 senses > noun 5, object
MeaningA stream or river connected to a larger / larger one.
NarrowerbillabongA branch of a river made by water flowing from the main stream only when the water level is high
distributaryA branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
feeder, tributary, confluent, affluentA branch that flows into the main stream
Broaderstream, watercourseA natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
Spanishafluente
Catalanafluent
Verbsbranchdivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
English > branch: 8 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningAny projection that is thought to resemble a human arm.
Example "a branch of the sewer"
Synonymsarm, limb
BroaderprojectionAny structure that branches out from a central support
Spanishbrazo
Catalanbraç
English > branch: 8 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningGrow and send out branches or branch-like structures.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymramify
BroadergrowBecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
Similar tobranch, ramify, fork, furcate, separatedivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
Spanishramificar
English > branch: 8 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningdivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsramify, fork, furcate, separate
Narrowerarborize, arboriseBranch out like trees
bifurcatedivide into two branches
trifurcatedivide into three
twigBranch out in a twiglike manner
BroaderdivergeMove or draw apart / apart
See alsobranch outvary in order to spread risk or to expand
Similar toramify, branchGrow and send out branches or branch-like structures
Spanishramificarse, ramificar
Catalanramificar-se
Nounsbrancha stream or river connected to a larger / larger one
brancha part of a forked or branching shape

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