Meaning of BRANCH in English


vi to divide into separate parts or subdivision.

2. branch ·vt to divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.

3. branch ·vt to adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.

4. branch ·noun a warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.

5. branch ·vi to shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.

6. branch ·noun any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.

7. branch ·noun a shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.

8. branch ·noun one of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.

9. branch ·adj diverging from, or tributary to, a main stock, line, way, theme, ·etc.; as, a branch vein; a branch road or line; a branch topic; a branch store.

10. branch ·noun a line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the english branch of a family.

11. branch ·noun any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway.

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