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 for Branch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Branch \Branch\, v. t.
     1. To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division
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     2. To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers,
        or twigs.
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              The train whereof loose far behind her strayed,
              Branched with gold and pearl, most richly wrought.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Branch \Branch\, n.; pl. Branches. [OE. braunche, F. branche,
     fr. LL. branca claw of a bird or beast of prey; cf. Armor.
     brank branch, bough.]
     1. (Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main
        stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other
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     2. 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.
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              Most of the branches, or streams, were dried up.
                                                    --W. Irving.
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     3. Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct
        article; a section or subdivision; a department. "Branches
        of knowledge." --Prescott.
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              It is a branch and parcel of mine oath. --Shak.
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     4. (Geom.) One of the portions of a curve that extends
        outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the
        branches of an hyperbola.
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     5. 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.
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              His father, a younger branch of the ancient stock.
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     6. (Naut.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot,
        authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.
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     Branches of a bridle, two pieces of bent iron, which bear
        the bit, the cross chains, and the curb.
     Branch herring. See Alewife.
     Root and branch, totally, wholly.
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     Syn: Bough; limb; shoot; offshoot; twig; sprig.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Branch \Branch\, a.
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Branch \Branch\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Branched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches;
        to ramify.
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     2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
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     To branch off, to form a branch or a separate part; to
     To branch out, to speak diffusively; to extend one's
        discourse to other topics than the main one; also, to
        enlarge the scope of one's business, etc.
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              To branch out into a long disputation. --Spectator.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a division of some larger or more complex organization; "a
           branch of Congress"; "botany is a branch of biology"; "the
           Germanic branch of Indo-European languages" [syn: branch,
           subdivision, arm]
      2: a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main
         stem of a plant
      3: a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of
         the branches" [syn: branch, leg, ramification]
      4: a natural consequence of development [syn: outgrowth,
         branch, offshoot, offset]
      5: a stream or river connected to a larger one
      6: any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm; "the
         arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of
         the sewer" [syn: arm, branch, limb]
      v 1: grow and send out branches or branch-like structures;
           "these plants ramify early and get to be very large" [syn:
           ramify, branch]
      2: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The
         road forks" [syn: branch, ramify, fork, furcate,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  351 Moby Thesaurus words for "branch":
     L, V, adolescent stream, affiliate, affiliation, affluent, angle,
     angle off, apparentation, appendage, arm, arroyo, bayou, bear off,
     beck, bend, bifurcate, billabong, bine, biotype, birth, bisect,
     blood, bloodline, body, booking office, bough, bourn, box office,
     bracket, braided stream, branch off, branch office, branch out,
     branchedness, branchiness, breed, brook, brooklet, burgeon, burn,
     by two, cabinet, cable railway, caste, category, chambers,
     chancellery, chancery, change the bearing, channel, chapter,
     church, clan, class, cleave, closet, cog railway, common ancestry,
     communion, community, confluent, confluent stream, consanguinity,
     consulate, corporate headquarters, crank, creek, crick, crook,
     crotch, crutch, curve, cut in two, deadwood, delta, den,
     dendritic drainage pattern, denomination, depart from, department,
     deploy, derivation, descent, detour, deviate, dichotomize, digress,
     dimidiate, direct line, disperse, distaff side, divagate,
     divaricate, diverge, diversify, divide, division, effluent, el,
     elbow, electric railway, elevated, elevated railway, embankment,
     embassy, estate, executive office, expand, extend, extraction,
     faction, family, fan, fan out, feeder, feeder line, fellowship,
     female line, filiation, fission, flagellum, flare, flowing stream,
     fluviation, fork, fresh, freshet, frond, furcate, furcula,
     furculum, genotype, genus, gill, grade, gravity-operated railway,
     groin, group, grouping, halve, hand, head, heading, headquarters,
     heel, home office, hook, horse railway, house, imp, in half,
     inguen, joint, junction, kill, kin, kingdom, label, lazy stream,
     leg, legation, level, light railroad, limb, line, line of descent,
     lineage, link, lobe, lobule, local, lodge, main line, main office,
     male line, meandering stream, member, metro, midchannel, midstream,
     millstream, monorail, moving road, navigable river, office, offset,
     offshoot, open, open up, order, organ, organization, outspread,
     outstretch, overgrow, overrun, part, party, persuasion, phylum,
     pigeonhole, pinion, position, post, predicament, prong, race,
     racing stream, rack railway, rack-and-pinion railway, rail,
     rail line, railroad, railway, ramage, ramification, ramify, rank,
     rating, religious order, river, rivulet, roadbed, roadway, rubric,
     run, rundle, runlet, runnel, runner, sarment, schism, school,
     scion, sect, sectarism, section, seed, segment, sept, series,
     service, set, sheer, shift, shoot, shop, side, sidetrack, siding,
     sike, slip, society, spear, spear side, species, spill stream,
     spin-off, spindle side, splay, split in two, spraddle, sprangle,
     sprawl, spray, spread, spread like wildfire, spread out, sprig,
     sprit, sprout, spur, station, status, stem, stirps, stock, stolon,
     strain, stratum, stream, stream action, streamlet, street railway,
     streetcar line, study, subclass, subdivide, subdivision, subfamily,
     subgenus, subgroup, subkingdom, suborder, subsidiary, subspecies,
     subterranean river, subtribe, subway, succession, sucker,
     superclass, superfamily, superorder, superspecies, swerve, switch,
     switchback, sword side, tack, tail, tendril, terminal, terminus,
     thallus, ticket office, title, track, tram, tramline, transect,
     trend, trestle, tribe, tributary, trident, trifurcate,
     trolley line, trunk, trunk line, tube, turn, turn aside, turnout,
     twig, underground, unfold, variety, vary, veer, version, wadi,
     watercourse, waterway, widen, wing, wishbone, zag, zig, zigzag

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  An edge in a tree.
     2.  A jump.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a symbol of kings descended from royal ancestors (Ezek. 17:3,
     10; Dan. 11:7); of prosperity (Job 8:16); of the Messiah, a
     branch out of the root of the stem of Jesse (Isa. 11:1), the
     "beautiful branch" (4:2), a "righteous branch" (Jer. 23:5), "the
     Branch" (Zech. 3:8; 6:12).
       Disciples are branches of the true vine (John 15:5, 6). "The
     branch of the terrible ones" (Isa. 25:5) is rightly translated
     in the Revised Version "the song of the terrible ones," i.e.,
     the song of victory shall be brought low by the destruction of
     Babylon and the return of the Jews from captivity.
       The "abominable branch" is a tree on which a malefactor has
     been hanged (Isa. 14:19). The "highest branch" in Ezek. 17:3
     represents Jehoiakim the king.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BRANCH. This is a metaphorical expression, which designates, in the 
  genealogy of a numerous family, a portion of that family which has sprang 
  from the same root or stock; these latter expressions, like the first, are 
  also metaphorical. 
       2. The whole of a genealogy is often called the genealogical tree; and 
  sometimes it is made to take the form of a tree, which is in the first place 
  divided into as many branches as there are children, afterwards into as many 
  branches as there are grand-children, then of great grandchildren, &c. If, 
  for example, it be desired to have a genealogical tree of Peter's family, 
  Peter will be made the trunk of the tree; if he has had two children, John 
  and James, their names will be written on the first two branches; which will 
  themselves shoot out as many smaller branches as John and James have 
  children; from these other's proceed, till the whole family is represented 
  on the tree; thus the origin, the application, and the use of the word 
  branch in genealogy will be at once perceived. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Branch -- U.S. County in Michigan
     Population (2000):    45787
     Housing Units (2000): 19822
     Land area (2000):     507.412060 sq. miles (1314.191146 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    12.078135 sq. miles (31.282225 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    519.490195 sq. miles (1345.473371 sq. km)
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             41.926246 N, 85.051147 W
      Branch, MI
      Branch County
      Branch County, MI

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Branch, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
     Population (2000):    357
     Housing Units (2000): 155
     Land area (2000):     3.565727 sq. miles (9.235191 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.001730 sq. miles (0.004480 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.567457 sq. miles (9.239671 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            08440
     Located within:       Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
     Location:             35.308482 N, 93.955690 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     72928
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Branch, AR

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