branch


branch
branch n limb, bough, *shoot

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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.] 1. (Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Branch — Branch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Branched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Branching}.] 1. To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision. [1913 Webster] {To branch off}, to form …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Branch — Branch, v. t. 1. To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in. [1913 Webster] 2. To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs. [1913 Webster] The train whereof loose far behind her strayed, Branched with gold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Branch — A branch (American English IPAEng|ˈbræntʃ, British English IPAEng|ˈbrɑːntʃ) 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).… …   Wikipedia

  • branch — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French branche, from Late Latin branca paw Date: 14th century 1. a natural subdivision of a plant stem; especially a secondary shoot or stem (as a bough) arising from a main… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • branch — 1. A subdivision of any organization. 2. A geographically separate unit of an activity which performs all or part of the primary functions of the parent activity on a smaller scale. Unlike an annex, a branch is not merely an overflow addition. 3 …   Military dictionary

  • Branch County, Michigan — Seal …   Wikipedia

  • Branch (surname) — Branch is a surname.People named Branch: * Arthur Branch, a fictional character on the TV crime drama Law Order * Christopher Branch (circa 1600 1682), early American colonist * Cliff Branch (born 1948), retired American football player * David… …   Wikipedia

  • Branch predication — is a strategy in computer architecture design for mitigating the costs usually associated with conditional branches, particularly branches to short sections of code. It does this by allowing each instruction to conditionally either perform an… …   Wikipedia

  • Branch herring — 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.] 1. (Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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