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1. branch

noun. ['ˈbræntʃ'] a division of some larger or more complex organization.

Synonyms

  • judicial branch
  • Executive Office of the President
  • local post office
  • post office
  • division
  • executive branch
  • legislative branch
  • arm

Antonyms

  • block
  • recall
  • freeze
  • ending

Etymology

  • branche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • branca (Latin)

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Rhymes with Branch

  • tranche
  • stanch
  • blanche
  • blanch
  • lancz

How do you pronounce branch?

Pronounce branch as brænʧ.

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Sentences with branch


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pull each branch from the canopy as you make a cut and discard it.

2. Adjective
Pine cones, the seed-producing female kinds, are seen at branch tips and point downward or horizontally.

Quotes about branch


1. When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.
- Marc Chagall

2. Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education.
- Thomas Bulfinch

3. Hope and purpose in this world is living as best as you can and maybe having life that gives back. But simply giving back isn't purpose; it's a branch of purpose, but it is not the trunk or root of the tree.
- Nick Vujicic

2. branch

noun. ['ˈbræntʃ'] a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant.

Synonyms

  • twig
  • branchlet
  • sprig
  • limb
  • tree branch
  • deadwood
  • stem
  • bark

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • united
  • join
  • connect

Etymology

  • branche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • branca (Latin)

3. branch

noun. ['ˈbræntʃ'] a part of a forked or branching shape.

Synonyms

  • bifurcation
  • subfigure
  • crotch
  • ramification
  • fork
  • leg
  • furcation
  • brachium

Antonyms

  • associate
  • unite
  • shared
  • joint

Etymology

  • branche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • branca (Latin)

4. branch

noun. ['ˈbræntʃ'] a stream or river connected to a larger one.

Synonyms

  • distributary
  • billabong
  • confluent
  • affluent
  • watercourse
  • feeder
  • stream

Antonyms

  • distributary
  • refrain
  • fall
  • middle

Etymology

  • branche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • branca (Latin)

5. branch

noun. ['ˈbræntʃ'] a natural consequence of development.

Synonyms

  • consequence
  • result
  • offshoot
  • outcome
  • issue
  • effect
  • outgrowth
  • upshot
  • offset

Antonyms

  • death
  • unbalance
  • stay
  • conform

Etymology

  • branche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • branca (Latin)

6. branch

verb. ['ˈbræntʃ'] divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork.

Synonyms

  • trifurcate
  • twig
  • ramify
  • diverge
  • bifurcate
  • arborise
  • furcate
  • fork
  • separate

Antonyms

  • same
  • dependent
  • integrated
  • union

Etymology

  • branche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • branca (Latin)

7. branch

verb. ['ˈbræntʃ'] grow and send out branches or branch-like structures.

Synonyms

  • grow
  • furcate
  • fork
  • separate

Antonyms

  • unify
  • desegregate
  • advantage
  • attached

Etymology

  • branche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • branca (Latin)

8. branch

noun. ['ˈbræntʃ'] any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm.

Synonyms

  • limb
  • arm

Antonyms

  • inconsequence
  • beginning
  • parent

Etymology

  • branche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • branca (Latin)
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