Definitions of fork

  1. To shoot into blades, as corn; to divide into two branches.
  2. To lift, toss, or dig with a fork; diverge; divide.
  3. To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.
  4. To raise, throw, or dig with a pronged tool.
  5. To form as a fork: to pitch with a fork.
  6. To take up or pitch with a fork.
  7. To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks.
  8. To branch off.
  9. To divide into two branches, as a road or tree: to shoot into blades, as corn.
  10. shape like a fork; " She forked her fingers"
  11. place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy chess pieces
  12. place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
  13. To raise or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig and break ground with a fork; to make sharp: to point.
  14. To raise or work with a fork; to shoot or divide into blades or branches.
  15. cutlery used for serving and eating food
  16. an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs
  17. Anything furcate or like a fork in shape, or furcate at the extremity; as, a tuning fork.
  18. One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.
  19. The place where a division or a union occurs; the angle or opening between two branches or limbs; as, the fork of a river, a tree, or a road.
  20. The gibbet.
  21. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; - used from piercing, holding, taking up, or pitching anything.
  22. An instrument with two or more prongs intended for picking up or holding something; anything resembling a fork; the place of division at the meeting of two roads or rivers.
  23. An instrument with two or more prongs at the end: one of the points or divisions of anything fork- like: the bifurcated part of the human frame, the legs. " Lord Cardigan had so good a stature that, although somewhat long in the fork, he yet sat rather tall in the saddle."- Kinglake: in pl. the branches into which a road or river divides, also the point of separation.
  24. Instrument with prongs; division into branches; one of the branches so formed.
  25. A device consisting of a handle and tines or prongs; also, anything of like shape or use.
  26. An instrument terminating in two or more prongs, and used for various purposes; anything that branches like a fork, as a table- fork, pitch- fork, & c.; the branch caused by the meeting of two roads or two rivers.
  27. An instrument having two or more prongs; anything like a fork.