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
Synonyms: pitchfork

"pitchfork hay"

Related terms: lift
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
Synonyms: crotch
Related terms: angle body
Similar spelling:   Forkey