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Meaning & Definition of Branch in English

English

Branch

/brænʧ/

noun

1. A division of some larger or more complex organization

  • "A branch of congress"
  • "Botany is a branch of biology"
  • "The germanic branch of indo-european languages"
    synonym:
  • branch
  • ,
  • subdivision
  • ,
  • arm

2. A division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

    synonym:
  • branch

3. A part of a forked or branching shape

  • "He broke off one of the branches"
    synonym:
  • branch
  • ,
  • leg
  • ,
  • ramification

4. A natural consequence of development

    synonym:
  • outgrowth
  • ,
  • branch
  • ,
  • offshoot
  • ,
  • offset

5. A stream or river connected to a larger one

    synonym:
  • branch

6. Any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

  • "The arm of the record player"
  • "An arm of the sea"
  • "A branch of the sewer"
    synonym:
  • arm
  • ,
  • branch
  • ,
  • limb

verb

1. Grow and send out branches or branch-like structures

  • "These plants ramify early and get to be very large"
    synonym:
  • ramify
  • ,
  • branch

2. Divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

  • "The road forks"
    synonym:
  • branch
  • ,
  • ramify
  • ,
  • fork
  • ,
  • furcate
  • ,
  • separate

Examples of using

We are the pioneers of this new branch of science.
Physics is a branch of science.
Epistemology is a branch of philosophy.