Definition of Fork in English :

Define Fork in English

Fork meaning in English

Meaning of Fork in English

Pronunciation of Fork in English

Fork pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of fork


1. fork

cutlery used for serving and eating food

2. branching, fork, forking, ramification

the act of branching out or dividing into branches

3. crotch, fork

the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches

Example Sentences:
'they took the south fork'
'he climbed into the crotch of a tree'

4. fork

an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs

5. crotch, fork

the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk


6. fork, pitchfork

lift with a pitchfork

Example Sentences:
'pitchfork hay'

7. fork

place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces

8. branch, fork, furcate, ramify, separate

divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

Example Sentences:
'The road forks'

9. fork

shape like a fork

Example Sentences:
'She forked her fingers'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of fork
a small usually metal implement consisting of two, three, or four long thin prongs on the end of a handle, used for lifting food to the mouth or turning it in cooking, etc
an agricultural tool consisting of a handle and three or four metal prongs, used for lifting, digging, etc
a pronged part of any machine, device, etc
4. (of a road, river, etc)
a division into two or more branches
the point where the division begins
such a branch
5. mainly US
the main tributary of a river
6. chess
a position in which two pieces are forked
7. (transitive)
to pick up, dig, etc, with a fork
8. (transitive) chess
to place (two enemy pieces) under attack with one of one's own pieces, esp a knight
9. (transitive)
to make into the shape of a fork
10. (intransitive)
to be divided into two or more branches
to take one or other branch at a fork in a road, river, etc

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see synonyms of fork
an instrument of greatly varying size with a handle at one end and two or more pointed prongs at the other: forks are variously used as eating utensils and for pitching hay, breaking up soil, etc.
something resembling a fork in shape
tuning fork
a division into branches; bifurcation
4.  US
the point where a river, road, etc. is divided into two or more branches, or where branches join to form a river, road, etc.
any of these branches
verb intransitive
to divide into branches; be bifurcated
where the road forks
verb transitive
to make into the shape of a fork
to pick up, spear, or pitch with a fork
9.  Chess
to attack (two chessmen) simultaneously with a single chessman

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of fork
1. A utensil with two or more prongs, used for eating or serving food.
2. An implement with two or more prongs used for raising, carrying, piercing, or digging.
a. A bifurcation or separation into two or more branches or parts.
b. The point at which such a bifurcation or separation occurs: a fork in a road.
c. One of the branches of such a bifurcation or separation: the right fork. See Synonyms at branch.
4. Games An attack by one chess piece on two pieces at the same time.
v. forked, fork·ing, forks
1. To raise, carry, pitch, or pierce with a fork.
2. To give the shape of a fork to (one's fingers, for example).
3. Games To launch an attack on (two chess pieces).
4. Informal To pay. Used with over, out, or up: forked over $80 for front-row seats; forked up the money owed.
1. To divide into two or more branches: The river forks here.
a. To use a fork, as in working.
b. To turn at or travel along a fork.

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