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Verb
/branCH/,
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branches, plural;
  1. (of a road or path) Divide into one or more subdivisions

  2. (of a tree or plant) Bear or send out branches
    • - the common sea lavender can be identified by its branched stem
  3. Diverge from the main route or part
    • - the road branched off at the town
    • - Ellington was constantly branching off with new musical styles
  4. Extend or expand one's activities or interests in a new direction
    • - the company is branching out into Europe
Noun
  1. A part of a tree that grows out from the trunk or from a bough

  2. A lateral extension or subdivision extending from the main part of something, typically one extending from a river, road, or railway
    • - a branch of the Susquehanna River
  3. A division or office of a large business or organization, operating locally or having a particular function
    • - he went to work at our Boston branch
  4. A conceptual subdivision of something, esp. a family, group of languages, or a subject
    • - a branch of mathematics called graph theory
  5. A control structure in which one of several alternative sets of program statements is selected for execution


  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"
  2. ramify: grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
  3. a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
  4. divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
  5. a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"
  6. outgrowth: a natural consequence of development
  7. A branch (or) or tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany as a ramus) is a woody structural member connected to but not part of the central trunk of a tree (or sometimes a shrub). Large branches are known as boughs and small branches are known as twigs.
  8. An academic discipline, or field of study, is a branch of knowledge that is taught and researched at the college or university level. ...
  9. A branch, banking center or financial center is a retail location where a bank, credit union, or other financial institution (and by extension, brokerage firms) offers a wide array of face-to-face and automated services to its customers.
  10. The bit shank is the side piece or cheekpiece of a curb bit, part of the bridle, used when riding on horses. The bit shank allows leverage to be added to the pressure of the rider's hands on the bit. ...
  11. The Branch Davidians (also known as "The Branch") are a Protestant sect that originated in 1955 from a schism in the Davidian Seventh Day Adventists ("Davidians"), a so-called reform movement that began within the Seventh-day Adventist Church ("Adventists") around 1930. ...
  12. In the mathematical field of complex analysis, a branch point of a multi-valued function (usually referred to as a "multifunction" in the context of complex analysis) is a point such that the function is discontinuous when going around an arbitrarily small circuit around this point . ...
  13. The woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing; Something that divides like the branch of a tree; A location of an organization with several locations; A local congregation of the LDS Church that is not large enough to form a ward; see Wikipedia article on ward in LDS ...
  14. (Branches) Aesthetics · Ethics · Epistemology · Logic · Metaphysics
  15. (Branches) Bhojraj Ji Ka, Ladkhani, Girdhar Ji Ka, Achaldas Ji Ka, Rao Ji Ka, etc.
  16. ("BRANCHES") For a meeting that experienced a separation or separations, a separate line reflects the dates of choosing a branch. ...
  17. (Branches) Acquistion Corps · Adjutant General's Corps · Air Defense Artillery Branch · Armor Branch · Aviation Branch · Army Band · Chaplain Corps · Chemical Corps · Civil Affairs Corps · Corps of Engineers · Dental Corps · Field Artillery Corps · Finance Corps · Infantry Branch · Inspector ...
  18. (Branches) Members of your family; directions or possibilities in your life.
  19. (Branches) Parts of a decision tree that indicate the available actions at a given stage. Branches extend from nodes.
  20. (Branches) The parts of the stepped leader paths that are not part of the main lightning channel. They are only illuminated during the first return stroke of a lightning flash, and are somewhat dimmer than the main channel. ...
  21. (branches) The five regional Mary Kay distribution centers in the United States that are responsible for shipping products to Beauty Consultants, processing orders and Agreements, and customer service activities. You’ll want to send your order to the branch designated for your state:
  22. A division of a company. As opposed to a subsidiary, a branch is not a separate legal entity.
  23. Any part of a drain system other than the main, riser, or stack.
  24. Generally the smallest organized congregation of Latter-day Saints.
  25. A portion of a division designated by a timetable. Rules and instructions pertaining to subdivisions apply on branches.