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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.


Synonymscrotch


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


Synonymscrotch


Broader (hypernym)angle


Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure


English verb: fork

1. fork (contact) lift with a pitchfork


SamplesPitchfork hay.


Synonymspitchfork


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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