meaning of branch

1. A pilot who has a branch or commission, as from Trinity House, England, for special navigation.
A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.
Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway.
Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.
One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.
A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family.
A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.
Diverging from, or tributary to, a main stock, line, way, theme, etc. ; as, a branch vein; a branch road or line; a branch topic; a branch store.
To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.
To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.
To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.

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