forked

adjective \ ˈfȯrkt , ˈfȯr-kəd \

Definition of forked

1 :resembling a fork especially in having one end divided into two or more branches or points
  • forked lightning
2 :shaped like a fork or having a forked part
  • a forked road

Examples of forked in a Sentence

  1. a bird with a deeply forked tail

  2. the forked tongue of a snake

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First Known Use of forked

13th century


FORKED Defined for English Language Learners

forked

adjective

Definition of forked for English Language Learners

  • : divided into two parts at one end : shaped like the letter Y


FORKED Defined for Kids

forked

adjective \ ˈfȯrkt , ˈfȯr-kəd \

Definition of forked for Students

:having one end divided into two or more branches
  • a forked river


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