fork Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun cutlery used for serving and eating food
noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
branching; forking; ramification.
noun the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
- they took the south fork
- he climbed into the crotch of a tree
noun an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs
noun the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
verb lift with a pitchfork
- pitchfork hay
verb place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
verb divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
ramify; furcate; branch; separate.
- The road forks
verb shape like a fork
- She forked her fingers
An instrument consisting consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; -- used from piercing, holding, taking up, or pitching anything.
Anything furcate or like of a fork in shape, or furcate at the extremity; as, a tuning. fork
One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.
Let it fall . . . though the fork invade The region of my heart. Shak.
A thunderbolt with three forks. Addison.
The place where a division or a union occurs; the angle or opening between two branches or limbs; as, the. forkof a river, a tree, or a road
The gibbet.Obs. Bp. Butler.
Fork intransitive verb
To shoot into blades, as corn.
The corn beginneth to fork.Mortimer. 1
To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream. forks
Fork transitive verb
To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.
Forking the sheaves on the high-laden cart. Prof. Wilson.
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