Branch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bræntʃ|  American pronunciation of the word branch
Brit.  |brɑːn(t)ʃ|  British pronunciation of the word branch
- a division of some larger or more complex organization (syn: arm, subdivision)
- a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
- a part of a forked or branching shape (syn: leg, ramification)
- a natural consequence of development (syn: offset, offshoot, outgrowth)
- a stream or river connected to a larger one
- any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm (syn: arm, limb)


- grow and send out branches or branch-like structures (syn: ramify)
- divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork (syn: fork, furcate, ramify, separate)


birds singing from the branches of a tree

The bank has a new branch in our area.

She works at the branch office downtown.

The stream branches from the river near their house.

...threads branched from the center of the spider web...

Consequences that go on branching out more widely.

An excellent street branches away from the quay.

The whole system of offices is branched in five classes.

After the storm, the ground was littered with twigs and branches.

The topmost branches were full of birds.

The bank has branches all over the country.

She now works in our Denver branch.

Where's their nearest branch?

They're planning to open a branch in St. Louis next year.

Have you met our branch manager, Mr. Carlson?

Phrasal verbs

branch out  — vary in order to spread risk or to expand

Word forms

I/you/we/they: branch
he/she/it: branches
present participle: branching
past tense: branched
past participle: branched
singular: branch
plural: branches
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