a major outgrowth from the main stem of a woody plant <I loved climbing among the branches of that old tree>
a local unit of an organization <a bank with many neighborhood branches>
a stream that flows into a larger body of water <the Blue Nile, the Atbara, and the White Nile are the three primary branches of the Nile River> Related Words backwater
, run [chiefly Midland]
a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization <the two branches of the U.S. Congress>
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