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Definition of fork:

  1. An instrument 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.
  2. Anything furcate or like a fork in shape, or furcate at the extremity; as, a tuning fork.
  3. 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.
  4. The gibbet.
  5. The place where a division or a union occurs; the angle or opening between two branches or limbs; as, the fork of a river, a tree, or a road.
  6. To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks.
  7. To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.
  8. To shoot into blades, as corn.

Synonyms:

genitals, break up, offshoot, come apart, furcation, distinguish, secern, prong, assort, leg, private parts, stream, separate, tell apart, genitalia, sort out, privates, split up, disunite, ramify, branch, fall apart, dissever, severalise, sort, arm, discriminate, junction, spear, turn, class, branching, secernate, confluence, creek, crotch, tributary, classify, tell, break, furcate, carve up, differentiate, ramification, bend, severalize, complication, forking, genital organ, crossroad, single out, complexify, pitchfork.

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