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English noun: fork

1. fork (artifact) cutlery used for serving and eating food

Broader (hypernym)cutlery, eating utensil

Narrower (hyponym)carving fork, salad fork, tablefork, toasting fork

Part holonymprong, tine

2. fork (act) the act of branching out or dividing into branches

Synonymsbranching, forking, ramification

Broader (hypernym)division

Narrower (hyponym)bifurcation, divarication, fibrillation, trifurcation

3. fork (shape) the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches

SamplesThey took the south fork.
He climbed into the crotch of a tree.


Broader (hypernym)branch, leg, ramification

4. fork (artifact) an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs

Broader (hypernym)tool

Narrower (hyponym)hayfork

Part holonymprong

5. fork (body) the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk


Broader (hypernym)angle

Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure

English verb: fork

1. fork (contact) lift with a pitchfork

SamplesPitchfork hay.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lift

2. fork (competition) place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)aggress, attack

Domain categorychess, chess game

3. fork (change) divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

SamplesThe road forks.

Synonymsbranch, furcate, ramify, separate

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)diverge

Narrower (hyponym)arborise, arborize, bifurcate, trifurcate, twig

Verb groupbranch, ramify

4. fork (change) shape like a fork

SamplesShe forked her fingers.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)form, shape

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