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Branch

n.1.(Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.
2.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.
Most of the branches , or streams, were dried up.
- W. Irving.
3.Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.
It is a branch and parcel of mine oath.
- Shak.
4.(Geom.) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.
5.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.
His father, a younger branch of the ancient stock.
- Carew.
6.(Naut.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.
Branches of a bridle
two pieces of bent iron, which bear the bit, the cross chains, and the curb.
Branch herring
See Alewife.
Root and branch
totally, wholly.
a.1.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.
v. i.1.To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.
[imp. & p. p. Branched ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Branching.]
2.To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
To branch off
to form a branch or a separate part; to diverge.
To branch out
to speak diffusively; to extend one's discourse to other topics than the main one; also, to enlarge the scope of one's business, etc.
v. t.1.To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.
2.To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.
Noun1.branch - an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"
Synonyms: arm, subdivision
2.branch - a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
3.branch - a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"; "they took the south fork"
Synonyms: ramification, fork, leg
4.branch - a natural consequence of development
5.branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
6.branch - 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"
Synonyms: arm, limb
Verb1.branch - grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
Synonyms: ramify
2.branch - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"

BRANCH. This is a metaphorical expression, which designates, in the genealogy of a numerous family, a portion of that family which has sprang from the same root or stock; these latter expressions, like the first, are also metaphorical.
     2. The whole of a genealogy is often called the genealogical tree; and sometimes it is made to take the form of a tree, which is in the first place divided into as many branches as there are children, afterwards into as many branches as there are grand-children, then of great grandchildren, &c. If, for example, it be desired to have a genealogical tree of Peter's family, Peter will be made the trunk of the tree; if he has had two children, John and James, their names will be written on the first two branches; which will themselves shoot out as many smaller branches as John and James have children; from these other's proceed, till the whole family is represented on the tree; thus the origin, the application, and the use of the word branch in genealogy will be at once perceived.

1.(mathematics)branch - An edge in a tree.
2.(programming)branch - A jump.
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