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1 a major outgrowth from the main stem of a woody plant
  • I loved climbing among the branches of that old tree

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2 a local unit of an organization
  • a bank with many neighborhood branches

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3 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

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4 a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization
  • the two branches of the U.S. Congress

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Synonyms & Antonyms of branch (Entry 2 of 2)

to extend outwards from or as if from a central point
  • threads branched from the center of the spider web

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The first known use of branch was in the 13th century

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“Branch.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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