Associations to the word «Branch»


BRANCH, noun. The woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing.
BRANCH, noun. Any of the parts of something that divides like the branch of a tree.
BRANCH, noun. (in particular) A creek or stream which flows into a larger river. (In the US, branch is a Southern US term; compare Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia run, and New York and New England brook.)
BRANCH, noun. (geometry) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance.
BRANCH, noun. A location of an organization with several locations.
BRANCH, noun. A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line.
BRANCH, noun. (Mormonism) A local congregation of the LDS Church that is not large enough to form a ward; see Wikipedia article on ward in LDS church.
BRANCH, noun. An area in business or of knowledge, research.
BRANCH, noun. (nautical) A certificate given by Trinity House to a pilot qualified to take navigational control of a ship in British waters.
BRANCH, noun. (computer architecture) A sequence of code that is conditionally executed.
BRANCH, verb. (intransitive) To arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree.
BRANCH, verb. (intransitive) To produce branches.
BRANCH, verb. (intransitive) To divide into separate parts or subdivisions.
BRANCH, verb. (intransitive) (computing) To jump to a different location in a program, especially as the result of a conditional statement.
BRANCH, proper noun. A surname​.
BRANCH, proper noun. A city in Arkansas.
BRANCH, proper noun. A town in Newfoundland and Labrador.
BRANCH LINE, noun. (railroads) A secondary railroad route or one subsidiary to a railroad's main lines.
BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, noun. A part of a whole governing body which is assigned specific powers; examples include the legislature, the judiciary, the executive, the military, and, in non-secular states, the church.
BRANCH OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) to diverge into two or more separate paths.
BRANCH OFFICE, noun. Of a business, an office geographically separate from the headquarters of the business.
BRANCH OFFICES, noun. Plural of branch office
BRANCH OUT, verb. To expand in the manner of branches
BRANCH OUT, verb. (idiomatic) to attempt something new or different, but related
BRANCH REGISTER, noun. The register in a CPU which contains the address of the next instruction to be executed or of an instruction to be branched to under certain circumstances
BRANCH REGISTERS, noun. Plural of branch register
BRANCH STACKING, noun. The recruitment of members for a branch of a political party in order to influence the outcome of internal preselections of candidates for public office.
BRANCH TEE, noun. A tee pipe fitting with female connections on the two straight ends and a male connection on the branch.
BRANCH WATER, noun. Plain water, especially when mixed with alcoholic beverage.

Dictionary definition

BRANCH, noun. 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".
BRANCH, noun. A division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant.
BRANCH, noun. A part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches".
BRANCH, noun. A natural consequence of development.
BRANCH, noun. A stream or river connected to a larger one.
BRANCH, noun. 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".
BRANCH, verb. Grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large".
BRANCH, verb. Divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks".

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