Know Your Next Word : branch

5. branch :

verb & noun :

1. a division or subdivision of the stem or axis of a tree, shrub or other plant

2. a limb, offshoot or ramification of any main stem

3. any member or part of a body or system : a section or subdivision

4. to put forth branches : to spread in branches

5. to divide into separate parts or subdivisions : to diverge

6. to divide into branches or sections

usage :

  • The business is branching out into computers.

  • The bank has plans to branch throughout the state.

  • The main road branches off to the left.

  • the various branches of learning

  • the branch of medicine called neurology

  • the judicial branch of government

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