Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun branch

6 senses of branch

Sense 1
branch, subdivision, arm -- (a division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"; "botany is a branch of biology"; "the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages")
       => division -- (an administrative unit in government or business)

Sense 2
branch -- (a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant)
       => stalk, stem -- (a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ)

Sense 3
branch, leg, ramification -- (a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches")
       => subfigure -- (a figure that is a part of another figure)

Sense 4
outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset -- (a natural consequence of development)
       => consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot -- (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event")

Sense 5
branch -- (a stream or river connected to a larger one)
       => stream, watercourse -- (a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth)

Sense 6
arm, branch, limb -- (any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm; "the arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of the sewer")
       => projection -- (any structure that branches out from a central support)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb branch

2 senses of branch

Sense 1
ramify, branch -- (grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large")
       => grow -- (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast")

Sense 2
branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separate -- (divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks")
       => diverge -- (move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here")
          Phrasal Verb-> branch out#1

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