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Meaning & Definition of Fork in English

English

Fork

/fɔrk/

noun

1. Cutlery used for serving and eating food

    synonym:
  • fork

2. The act of branching out or dividing into branches

    synonym:
  • branching
  • ,
  • ramification
  • ,
  • fork
  • ,
  • forking

3. The region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches

  • "They took the south fork"
  • "He climbed into the crotch of a tree"
    synonym:
  • fork
  • ,
  • crotch

4. An agricultural tool used for lifting or digging

  • Has a handle and metal prongs
    synonym:
  • fork

5. The angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk

    synonym:
  • crotch
  • ,
  • fork

verb

1. Lift with a pitchfork

  • "Pitchfork hay"
    synonym:
  • pitchfork
  • ,
  • fork

2. Place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces

    synonym:
  • fork

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

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

4. Shape like a fork

  • "She forked her fingers"
    synonym:
  • fork

Examples of using

Don't fear a knife, but fear a fork - because one stab can make four holes!
How will I scour with a fork?
Could I have a knife and fork, please?