Fork - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrk|  American pronunciation of the word fork
Brit.  |fɔːk|  British pronunciation of the word fork


- cutlery used for serving and eating food
- the act of branching out or dividing into branches (syn: branching, forking, ramification)
- the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches(syn: crotch)
- an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs
- the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk (syn: crotch)


- lift with a pitchfork(syn: pitchfork)
- place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
- divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork(syn: branch, furcate, ramify, separate)
- shape like a fork


the north fork of the river

the front fork of a bicycle

The road forks to the north and south.

They forked the hay into the loft.

His wife behind him forks her fingers.

Put the knives and forks on the table.

Take the left fork then go straight on.

The path forked off in two directions.

He forked some bacon into his mouth.

In November, the soil should be forked over.

The road forks

She forked her fingers

The meat is so tender you can cut it with a fork.

His fork clanged against the plate.

Bake the fish until it flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Phrasal verbs

fork out  — to surrender someone or something to another
fork up  — to surrender someone or something to another

Word forms

I/you/we/they: fork
he/she/it: forks
present participle: forking
past tense: forked
past participle: forked
singular: fork
plural: forks
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