(noun, verb)


1. 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

Similar word(s): arm, subdivision

Definition categories: group, division

2. a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

Definition categories: plant, stalk, stem

3. a part of a forked or branching shape

- he broke off one of the branches

Similar word(s): leg, ramification

Definition categories: shape, subfigure

4. a natural consequence of development

Similar word(s): offset, offshoot, outgrowth

Definition categories: phenomenon, consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

5. a stream or river connected to a larger one

Definition categories: object, stream, watercourse

6. any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

- a branch of the sewer

Similar word(s): arm, limb

Definition categories: man–made, projection

Sentences with branch as a noun:

- the branch of an antler, a chandelier, or a railway

- the branches of a hyperbola

- Our main branch is downtown, and we have branches in all major suburbs.

- the English branch of a family


1. grow and send out branches or branch-like structures

Similar word(s): ramify

Definition categories: change, grow

2. divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

Similar word(s): fork, furcate, ramify, separate

Definition categories: change, diverge