Associations to the word «Fork»

Wiktionary

FORK, noun. A pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc.
FORK, noun. (obsolete) A gallows.
FORK, noun. A utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting.
FORK, noun. A tuning fork.
FORK, noun. An intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two.
FORK, noun. 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.
FORK, noun. A point where a waterway, such as a river, splits and goes two (or more) different directions.
FORK, noun. (geography) Used in the names of some river tributaries, e.g. West Fork White River and East Fork White River, joining together to form the White River of Indiana
FORK, noun. (figuratively) A point in time where one has to make a decision between two life paths.
FORK, noun. (chess) The simultaneous attack of two adversary pieces with one single attacking piece (especially a knight).
FORK, noun. (computer science) A splitting-up of an existing process into itself and a child process executing parts of the same program.
FORK, noun. (computer science) An event where development of some free software or open-source software is split into two or more separate projects.
FORK, noun. (British) Crotch.
FORK, noun. (colloquial) A forklift.
FORK, noun. The individual blades of a forklift.
FORK, noun. In a bicycle, the portion holding the front wheel, allowing the rider to steer and balance.
FORK, verb. To divide into two or more branches.
FORK, verb. (transitive) To move with a fork (as hay or food).
FORK, verb. (computer science) To spawn a new child process in some sense duplicating the existing process.
FORK, verb. (computer science) To split a (software) project into several projects.
FORK, verb. (computer science) To split a (software) distributed version control repository
FORK, verb. (British) To kick someone in the crotch.
FORK, verb. To shoot into blades, as corn does.
FORK BEAM, noun. (shipbuilding) A half beam to support a deck, where hatchways occur.
FORK BOMB, noun. (computing) the creation of a large number of self-replicating tasks or processes in a computer system in order to produce a denial of service
FORK BOMBS, noun. Plural of fork bomb
FORK CHUCK, noun. (wood turning) A lathe center having two prongs for driving the work.
FORK F, noun. (music) An alternative fingering for the note F when playing oboe. The index and ring fingers of the right hand are depressed and the middle finger raised, creaking a 'fork' appearance.
FORK IN THE ROAD, noun. A junction in which one road becomes two divergent roads
FORK IN THE ROAD, noun. (by analogy) A point where a choice, one of two possibilities has to be taken.
FORK OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) to diverge into two or more separate paths.
FORK OUT, verb. (transitive) To pay out, to hand over
FORK OVER, verb. To turn over soil with a gardening fork.
FORK OVER, verb. (idiomatic) To pay (implies lots of money).

Dictionary definition

FORK, noun. Cutlery used for serving and eating food.
FORK, noun. The act of branching out or dividing into branches.
FORK, noun. 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".
FORK, noun. An agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs.
FORK, noun. The angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk.
FORK, verb. Lift with a pitchfork; "pitchfork hay".
FORK, verb. Place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces.
FORK, verb. Divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks".
FORK, verb. Shape like a fork; "She forked her fingers".

Wise words

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