What is Branches?
Branches definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a division or subdivision of the stem or axis of a tree, shrub, or other plant.
a limb, offshoot, or ramification of any main stem: the branches of a deer’s antlers.
any member or part of a body or system; a section or subdivision: the various branches of learning.
a local operating division of a business, library, or the like.
a line of family descent stemming from a particular ancestor, as distinguished from some other line or lines from the same stock; a division of a family.
a tributary stream or any stream that is not a large river or a bayou.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. branch water(def 2).
Linguistics. (in the classification of related languages within a family) a category of a lower order than a subfamily and of a higher order than a subbranch or a group, as the Germanic branch of Indo-European.Compare group(def 4a).
Computers. a point in a computer program where the computer selects one of two or more instructions to execute, according to some criterion.
Nautical. a warrant or license permitting a pilot to navigate in certain waters.
verb (used without object)
to put forth branches; spread in branches.
to divide into separate parts or subdivisions; diverge: The main road branches off to the left.
to expand or extend, as business activities: The bank has plans to branch throughout the state.
verb (used with object)
to divide into branches or sections.
to adorn with needlework; decorate with embroidery, as in textile fabrics.