Meaning of 'fork' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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
- Anything furcate or like 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
- 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.
- The gibbet. - To shoot into blades, as corn.
- To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree,
or a stream forks. - To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn
over with a fork, as the soil.
Meaning of 'fork' (Princeton's WordNet)
- the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
Example in sentence:
- he climbed into the crotch of a tree;
- they took the south fork
- lift with a pitchfork
- shape like a fork
- divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork