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Branch \Branch\, n.; pl. Branches. [OE. braunche, F. branche, fr. LL. branca claw of a bird or beast of prey; cf. Armor. brank branch, bough.]
(Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.
Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway.
Most of the branches, or streams, were dried up.
Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department. ``Branches of knowledge.''
It is a branch and parcel of mine oath.
(Geom.) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.
A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family.
His father, a younger branch of the ancient stock.
(Naut.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.
Branches of a bridle, two pieces of bent iron, which bear the bit, the cross chains, and the curb.
Branch herring. See Alewife.
Root and branch, totally, wholly.
Syn: Bough; limb; shoot; offshoot; twig; sprig.
Branch \Branch\, a. Diverging from, or tributary to, a main stock, line, way, theme, etc.; as, a branch vein; a branch road or line; a branch topic; a branch store.
Branch \Branch\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Branched; p. pr. & vb. n. Branching.]
To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.
To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
To branch off, to form a branch or a separate part; to diverge.
To branch out, to speak diffusively; to extend one's discourse to other topics than the main one; also, to enlarge the scope of one's business, etc.
To branch out into a long disputation.
Branch \Branch\, v. t.
To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.
To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.
The train whereof loose far behind her strayed, Branched with gold and pearl, most richly wrought.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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," which is of unknown origin, probably from Gaulish. The connecting notion would be the shape (compare 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.
n. 1 The woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing. 2 Any of the parts of something that divides like the branch of a tree. 3 (context geometry English) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance. 4 A location of an organization with several locations. 5 A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line. 6 (context Mormonism English) A local congregation of the LDS Church that is not large enough to form a ward; see http://en.wikipedi
org/wiki/Ward%20(LDS%20Church). 7 An area in business or of knowledge, research. v
1 (context intransitive English) To arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree. 2 (context intransitive English) To produce branches. 3 (context intransitive English) To divide into separate parts or subdivisions. 4 (context intransitive computing English) To jump to a different location in a program, especially as the result of a conditional statement.
a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
a stream or river connected to a larger one
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A branch ( or , ) or tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany as a ramus) is a woody structural member connected to but not part of the central trunk of a tree (or sometimes a shrub). Large branches are known as boughs and small branches are known as twigs.
While branches can be nearly horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, the majority of trees have upwardly diagonal branches.
The term " twig" often refers to a terminus, while "bough" refers only to branches coming directly from the trunk.
A branch is a part of a woody plant.
Branch or branching may also refer to:
A branch is an instruction in a computer program that can cause a computer to begin executing a different instruction sequence and thus deviate from its default behavior of executing instructions in order. Branch (or branching, branched) may also refer to the act of switching execution to a different instruction sequence as a result of executing a branch instruction. A branch instruction can be either an unconditional branch, which always results in branching, or a conditional branch, which may or may not cause branching, depending on some condition. Branch instructions are used to implement control flow in program loops and conditionals (i.e., executing a particular sequence of instructions only if certain conditions are satisfied).
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An Irish surname. A variant of McBreach, Breach, and McBranch.
Branch is a surname that may refer to:
- Arthur Branch, a fictional character appearing in the Law & Order franchise
- Christopher Branch (circa 1600-1682), early American colonist
- Cliff Branch (born 1948), retired American football player
- Dave Branch, American mixed martial arts fighter
- David Branch (born 1948), Commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League
- Emmett Forrest Branch (1874-1932), governor of the U.S. state of Indiana
- Frank Branch (born 1944), Canadian politician
- Graham Branch (born 1972), English professional footballer
- John Branch, Jr. (1782–1863), U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy, governor of North Carolina, and territorial governor of Florida
- Lawrence O'Bryan Branch (1820-1862), Confederate General and Representative from North Carolina
- Michael Branch (born 1978), English professional footballer
- Michelle Branch (born 1983), American singer, songwriter and guitarist
- Vanessa Branch (born 1973), British actress and model
The ancient EgyptianBranch hieroglyph, also called a Stick, is a member of the trees and plants hieroglyphs.
The branch is an Egyptian language biliteral with the value (kh)t, (khet)-(ḫt); it is an ideogram-( determinative), for wood, tree, and the linear measure (=100 cubits). The hieroglyph is described as a branch without leaves.
Usage examples of "branch".
Gu suggested that each Lodge should affiliate with the branch of the province in which it was located.
She stalked on and shortly came to the Tube branch leading to her allotment, and went down to see how her own crops were doing.
The sexual organs are developed in groups at the apices, the antheridial group usually terminating the main axis while the archegonia are borne on a lateral branch.
She yanked out the rest of the flowers in the arrangement and started from scratch, using a single crimson anthurium and three nearly bare branches.
Uncle Sam was called to fight for humanity, and only an approximation of the condition can be made, for about two-thirds of the National Guard had been taken into the regular service incident to the trouble with Mexico, when the Guardsmen were summoned to the border to protect the country, and recruiting was proceeding in all branches of the service to bring all the regiments up to a war footing.
Follow the main arroyo, take the first right-hand branch you come to, and wait there for me.
It has required that appointees be representative of a political party, of an industry, of a geographic region, or of a particular branch of the Government.
By studying both fossil and living archosaurus, paleontologists have shown that the archosaurs split into two branches, or lineages, in the Early Triassic.
Branch or no Branch, if someone more cunning than she had gained access then they could debate their cleverness with Assh and Frey first.
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She was also tutored at the appropriate age in astrography, galactic history, various branches of the physical sciences, the workings of the Vegan civic administrational structure, and basic legal precepts.
She kept up with the discussions, but to her this branch of astrophysics was like a French Impressionist painting of a cow: suggestive, artful maybe, but some things never looked quite right and it was in the end not a reliable source of nourishing milk.
From his right hand sprouted thin branches hung with miniature autumnal leaves.
This stairway forked at the top, a small flight leading to the door of an entrance into the cave dwelling, while two or three steps branched outward to a ledge skirting the stone balustrade of the balcony.
Trailing shoots of the bougainvillea swayed in the night breeze, and a branch of Banksia roses struck him, the clusters of blossom making a scented rain upon his face.