- The woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing
- Something that divides like the branch of a tree
- A location of an organization with several locations.
- Our main branch is downtown, and we have branches in all major suburbs.
- (context, Mormonism) A subdivision of the LDS Church, smaller than and part of a stake, but smaller than a ward.
- An area in business or of knowledge, research
- (nautical) The certificate given by Trinity House to a pilot qualified to take navigational control of a ship in British waters
verb (branch, es)
- Dutch: filiaal
- German: Branche (of business)
- Spanish: sucursal
- Italian: branca
- (context, intransitive) To arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree.
- (context, intransitive) To produce branches.
- (context, intransitive, computing) To jump to a different location in a program, especially as the result of a conditional statement.
Etymology: From branche.
- German: springen
- French: brancher
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