verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- bran tub,
- branch cut,
- branch instruction,
- branch line,
- branch off,
- branch officer
Origin of branch
Examples from the Web for branched
With a counter-part, Hawk, Don branched off and laid the foundations for what would eventually become the ZCompany Hacking Unit.
They are linear, simple or branched according to the species of plant, usually containing oily granules.
The horizon is of gilded brass and rests on a branched support ornamented with human heads in relief.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I|Edward Luther Stevenson
I prefer two-year-old trees four or five feet tall, branched low.The Apple|Various
- a subdivision or subsidiary section of something larger or more complexbranches of learning; branch of the family
- (as modifier)a branch office
Word Origin for branch
c.1300, braunch, "limb of a tree" (also used of things analogous to it, especially geographic features), from Old French branche "branch, bough, twig; branch of a family" (12c.), from Late Latin branca "footprint," later "a claw, paw," of unknown origin, probably from Gaulish. The connecting notion would be the shape (cf. pedigree). Replaced native bough. Meaning "local office of a business" is first recorded 1817, from earlier sense of "component part of a system" (1690s).
"send out shoots or new limbs," late 14c., also, of blood vessels, family trees, etc., "to be forked," from branch (n.). Meaning "to spread out from a center, radiate" is from c.1400. Related: Branched; branching.
In addition to the idioms beginning with branch
- branch off
- branch out
- olive branch
- root and branch