Definitions of branch

  1. To shoot out in branches or into subdivisions.
  2. To divide into or adorn with branches; put forth branches.
  3. To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.
  4. To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.
  5. To divide.
  6. To divide into branches.
  7. To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.
  8. To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
  9. To divide from the main body; to diverge; with out.
  10. To spread out as a branch.
  11. To divide into branches, or subordinate divisions; to adorn with needlework, representing flowers and sprigs. Branches of a bridle, two pieces of bent iron which bear the bit, the cross- chains, and the curb. To branch out, to speak diffusively. Branched- work, the sculptured leaves and branches in monuments and friezes.
  12. To divide into parts; to spread out.
  13. any projection that is thought to resemble an arm; " the arm of the record player"; " an arm of the sea"; " a branch of the sewer"
  14. a stream or river connected to a larger one
  15. a natural consequence of development
  16. a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
  17. A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.
  18. 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.
  19. Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.
  20. One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.
  21. 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.
  22. A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.
  23. A shoot or limb from a main bough; any member or part of a body or system; a department; a division of a family descended from some particular ancestor; a section or subdivision.
  24. A shoot or arm- like limb of a tree: anything like a branch: any offshoot or subdivision.
  26. Limb of a tree; tributary of a river; any offshoot or division.
  27. A secondary stem, as of a tree; an offshoot; side issue; division; department; tributary.
  28. The shoot or limb of a tree; any offshoot, or any member, part, or subdivision of a body or system; any individual of a family descending in a collateral line; a warrant or commission given to a pilot.
  29. The shoot of a tree or plant; an arm; any part of a body or system; a descendant from a common parent.
  30. A bough; a principal outgrowth from a stem or axis; a principal division of an artery, vein, or nerve.
  31. 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.
  32. Turning aside from the trunk or main body; as, the Pennsylvania Railroad system includes may branch roads.
  33. Diverging from or merging in a trunk, stock, or main part.