HyperDic: fork

English > 9 senses of the word fork:
NOUNartifactforkcutlery used for serving and eating food
actfork, branching, ramification, forkingthe act of branching out or dividing into branches
shapefork, crotchthe region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
artifactforkan agricultural tool used for lifting or digging
bodyfork, crotchthe angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
VERBcontactfork, pitchforklift with a pitchfork
competitionforkplace under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
changefork, branch, ramify, furcate, separatedivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
changeforkshape like a fork
fork > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rk
Rhymescork / Cork ... York: 8 rhymes with aork...
English > fork: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningcutlery used for serving and eating food.
PartsprongA pointed projection
tineprong on a fork or pitchfork or antler
Narrowercarving forkA large fork used in carving cooked meat
salad forkA fork intended for eating salads
tableforkA fork for eating at a dining table
toasting forklong-handled fork for cooking or toasting frankfurters or bread etc. (especially over an open / open fire)
Broadercutlery, eating utensiltableware implements for cutting and eating food
Spanishtenedor
Catalanforquilla
Verbsforkshape like a fork
English > fork: 9 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of branching out or dividing into branches.
Synonymsbranching, ramification, forking
NarrowerbifurcationThe act of splitting into two branches
divaricationBranching at a wide angle
fibrillationAct or process of forming fibrils
trifurcationThe act of splitting into three branches
BroaderdivisionThe act or process of dividing
Spanishramificación
Catalanramificació
Verbsbifurcatedivide into two branches
bifurcatesplit or divide into two
forkdivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
English > fork: 9 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningThe region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches.
Example"they took the south fork"
Synonymcrotch
Broaderbranch, leg, ramificationA part of a forked or branching shape
Verbsforkshape like a fork
English > fork: 9 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs.
PartsprongA pointed projection
NarrowerhayforkA long-handled fork for turning or lifting hay
BroadertoolAn implement used in the practice of a vocation
Spanishtenedor
Catalanforca
Verbsforklift with a pitchfork
English > fork: 9 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningThe angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk.
Synonymcrotch
Part ofbody, organic structureThe entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
BroaderangleThe space between two lines or planes that intersect
Spanishentrepierna
Catalanentrecuix
English > fork: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningLift with a pitchfork.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"pitchfork hay"
Synonympitchfork
Broaderlifttake hold of something and move it to a different location
Spanishbeldar, bieldar
Catalanenforcar
Nounsforkan agricultural tool used for lifting or digging
English > fork: 9 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningplace under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
Broaderattack, aggressTake the initiative and go on the offensive
English > fork: 9 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningdivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The road forks"
Synonymsbranch, ramify, 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
Similar toramify, branchGrow and send out branches or branch-like structures
Spanishramificarse, ramificar
Catalanramificar-se
Nounsfork, forkingthe act of branching out or dividing into branches
forkingthe place where something divides into branches
English > fork: 9 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningshape like a fork.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She forked her fingers"
Broadershape, formGive shape or form to
Spanishahorquillar
Catalanblegar, corbar
Nounsforkcutlery used for serving and eating food
forkthe region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches

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