|1.||[ noun ] (food) cutlery used for serving and eating food|
|Related terms:||cutlery salad_fork toasting_fork tablefork carving_fork tine prong|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of branching out or dividing into branches|
|Synonyms:||ramification forking branching|
|Related terms:||division divarication bifurcation fibrillation trifurcation branch branch|
|3.||[ noun ] a part of a forked or branching shape|
|Synonyms:||branch leg ramification|
"he broke off one of the branches" "they took the south fork"
|Related terms:||subfigure bifurcation brachium furcation branch|
|4.||[ noun ] an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs|
|Related terms:||tool hayfork prong pitchfork|
|5.||[ verb ] lift with a pitchfork|
|6.||[ verb ] (chess) place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy chess pieces|
|Related terms:||attack chess|
|7.||[ verb ] divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork|
|Synonyms:||ramify separate furcate branch|
"The road forks"
|Related terms:||diverge twig arborize trifurcate bifurcate diversify branch branch branching ramification furcation branch|
|8.||[ verb ] shape like a fork|
: "She forked her fingers"
|Related terms:||shape branch|
|9.||[ noun ] the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk|
|Related terms:||angle body|