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fork

 (fôrk)
n.
1. A utensil with two or more prongs, used for eating or serving food.
2. An implement with two or more prongs used for raising, carrying, piercing, or digging.
3.
a. A bifurcation or separation into two or more branches or parts.
b. The point at which such a bifurcation or separation occurs: a fork in a road.
c. One of the branches of such a bifurcation or separation: the right fork. See Synonyms at branch.
4. Games An attack by one chess piece on two pieces at the same time.
v. forked, fork·ing, forks
v.tr.
1. To raise, carry, pitch, or pierce with a fork.
2. To give the shape of a fork to (one's fingers, for example).
3. Games To launch an attack on (two chess pieces).
4. Informal To pay. Used with over, out, or up: forked over $80 for front-row seats; forked up the money owed.
v.intr.
1. To divide into two or more branches: The river forks here.
2.
a. To use a fork, as in working.
b. To turn at or travel along a fork.

[Middle English forke, digging fork, from Old English forca and from Old North French forque, both from Latin furca.]

fork′er n.
fork′ful′ n.

fork

(fɔːk)
n
1. (Tools) a small usually metal implement consisting of two, three, or four long thin prongs on the end of a handle, used for lifting food to the mouth or turning it in cooking, etc
2. (Tools) an agricultural tool consisting of a handle and three or four metal prongs, used for lifting, digging, etc
3. a pronged part of any machine, device, etc
4. (of a road, river, etc)
a. a division into two or more branches
b. the point where the division begins
c. such a branch
5. chiefly US the main tributary of a river
6. (Chess & Draughts) chess a position in which two pieces are forked
vb
7. (Tools) (tr) to pick up, dig, etc, with a fork
8. (Chess & Draughts) (tr) chess to place (two enemy pieces) under attack with one of one's own pieces, esp a knight
9. (tr) to make into the shape of a fork
10. (intr) to be divided into two or more branches
11. to take one or other branch at a fork in a road, river, etc
[Old English forca, from Latin furca]
ˈforkful n

fork

(fɔrk)

n.
1. an instrument having two or more prongs or tines, for holding, lifting, etc., esp. an implement for handling food.
2. something resembling this in form.
3. a division into branches.
4. the point or part at which a thing, as a river or a road, divides into branches.
5. either of the branches into which a thing divides.
6. a principal tributary of a river.
v.t.
7. to pierce, raise, pitch, dig, etc., with a fork.
8. to make into the form of a fork.
9. to maneuver so as to place (two opposing chess pieces) under simultaneous attack by the same piece.
v.i.
10. to divide into branches, as a road.
11. to turn as indicated at a fork in a road, path, etc.
12. Informal. fork over, out, or up, to deliver; pay; hand over.
[before 1000; Middle English forke, Old English forca < Latin furca fork, gallows, yoke]
fork′less, adj.
fork′like`, adj.

fork


Past participle: forked
Gerund: forking

Imperative
fork
fork
Present
I fork
you fork
he/she/it forks
we fork
you fork
they fork
Preterite
I forked
you forked
he/she/it forked
we forked
you forked
they forked
Present Continuous
I am forking
you are forking
he/she/it is forking
we are forking
you are forking
they are forking
Present Perfect
I have forked
you have forked
he/she/it has forked
we have forked
you have forked
they have forked
Past Continuous
I was forking
you were forking
he/she/it was forking
we were forking
you were forking
they were forking
Past Perfect
I had forked
you had forked
he/she/it had forked
we had forked
you had forked
they had forked
Future
I will fork
you will fork
he/she/it will fork
we will fork
you will fork
they will fork
Future Perfect
I will have forked
you will have forked
he/she/it will have forked
we will have forked
you will have forked
they will have forked
Future Continuous
I will be forking
you will be forking
he/she/it will be forking
we will be forking
you will be forking
they will be forking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forking
you have been forking
he/she/it has been forking
we have been forking
you have been forking
they have been forking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forking
you will have been forking
he/she/it will have been forking
we will have been forking
you will have been forking
they will have been forking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forking
you had been forking
he/she/it had been forking
we had been forking
you had been forking
they had been forking
Conditional
I would fork
you would fork
he/she/it would fork
we would fork
you would fork
they would fork
Past Conditional
I would have forked
you would have forked
he/she/it would have forked
we would have forked
you would have forked
they would have forked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fork - cutlery used for serving and eating foodfork - cutlery used for serving and eating food
carving fork - a large fork used in carving cooked meat
eating utensil, cutlery - tableware implements for cutting and eating food
prong - a pointed projection
salad fork - a fork intended for eating salads
tablefork - a fork for eating at a dining table
tine - prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler
toasting fork - long-handled fork for cooking or toasting frankfurters or bread etc. (especially over an open fire)
2.fork - the act of branching out or dividing into branches
division - the act or process of dividing
bifurcation - the act of splitting into two branches
trifurcation - the act of splitting into three branches
divarication - branching at a wide angle
fibrillation - act or process of forming fibrils
3.fork - the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches; "they took the south fork"; "he climbed into the crotch of a tree"
ramification, branch, leg - a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"
4.fork - an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs
hayfork - a long-handled fork for turning or lifting hay
prong - a pointed projection
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
5.fork - the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunkfork - the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
Verb1.fork - lift with a pitchfork; "pitchfork hay"
lift - take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"
2.fork - place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
aggress, attack - take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"
3.fork - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
branch, ramify - grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
arborise, arborize - branch out like trees; "nerve fibers arborize"
twig - branch out in a twiglike manner; "The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"
bifurcate - divide into two branches; "The road bifurcated"
trifurcate - divide into three; "The road trifurcates at the bridge"
diverge - move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here"
4.fork - shape like a fork; "She forked her fingers"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"

fork

verb branch, part, separate, split, divide, diverge, subdivide, branch off, go separate ways, bifurcate Beyond the village the road forked.
fork out pay, pay up, cough up (informal), shell out (informal), remit He'll have to fork out for private school fees.

fork

noun
Something resembling or structurally analogous to a tree branch:
verb
To separate into branches or branchlike parts:
phrasal verb
fork out or over
Informal. To distribute (money) as payment:
Informal: shell out.
Translations
تَفَرُّع، تَشَعُّبشَوْكَةُ الطَّعَامشَوْكَهمَفْرَق، مُفْتَرَقمَفْرَق، مُفْتَرَق طُرُق
vidličkarozcestínabíratodbočitodbočující cesta
gaffelvejgaffelgaflegrebhøtyv
hangharkkahvel
haarukkahaarukoidajoenhaaratalikkoforkkaus
vilevilica
vasvillával hányvilla
gaffallkvíslastmoka meî gafli eîa heykvíslafleggjaribeygja inn afleggjara
フォーク
포크
biviumfurca
šakutėdvišakasišsišakojęsišsišakojimaskabinti šakėmis
atzarojumscelt ar dakšāmdakšadakšasdakšiņa
vorkafsplitsenafsplitsingforkforken
widelecwidłyrozwidlenie
furculiţă
vidličkanabrať/prehadzovať vidlamirázcestierozdvojovať sa
vilicerazcepvile
gaffelgrep
uma
ส้อมทานอาหาร
çatalçatal ağızçatalla kaldırmakçatallaşmaksapmak
nĩa

fork

[fɔːk]
A. N (at table) → tenedor m (Agr) → horca f, horquilla f; (in road) → bifurcación f; (in river) → horcajo m; [of tree] → horcadura f
B. VT (Agr) (also fork over) → cargar con la horca
C. VI [road] → bifurcarse
fork right for Oxfordtuerza a la derecha para ir a Oxford
fork out
A. VT + ADV [+ money, cash] → aflojar
B. VI + ADVpagar
fork over VT + ADV = fork B
fork up VT + ADV
1. [+ soil] → remover con la horquilla
2. = fork out A

fork

[ˈfɔːrk]
n
(for eating)fourchette f
(for gardening)fourche f
[road] → bifurcation f
[railways] → embranchement m
vi
[road] → bifurquer
fork out
(= pay)
vtallonger , se fendre de
vicasquer
to fork out on sth → casquer pour qch
to fork out for sth → casquer pour qch

fork

n
(= implement)Gabel f
(in tree) → Astgabel f; (in road, railway) → Gabelung f; take the left forknehmen Sie die linke Abzweigung
vt
groundmit einer Gabel umgraben; (= turn over) haywenden; to fork hay onto a cartHeu mit einer Gabel auf einen Wagen werfen
foodgabeln (inf)
vi (roads, branches)sich gabeln; to fork (to the) right (road)nach rechts abzweigen; (driver)nach rechts abbiegen

fork

:
fork-lift (truck) (inf)
nGabelstapler m
fork luncheon
n (Brit) → Gabelfrühstück nt

fork

[fɔːk]
1. n (for eating) → forchetta; (for gardening) → forca, forcone m; (in road) → bivio, biforcazione f
2. vi (road) → biforcarsi
fork out
1. vt + adv (fam) (money, cash) → sborsare, tirare fuori
2. vi + advtirare fuori i soldi, pagare

fork

(foːk) noun
1. an instrument with two or more pointed pieces for piercing and lifting things. We usually eat with a knife, fork and spoon.
2. the point at which a road, river etc divides into two or more branches or divisions. a fork in the river.
3. one of the branches or divisions of a road, river etc into which the road, river etc divides. Take the left fork (of the road).
verb
1. (of a road, river etc) to divide into (usually two) branches or divisions. The main road forks here.
2. (of a person or vehicle) to follow one of the branches or divisions into which a road has divided. The car forked left.
3. to lift or move with a fork. The farmer forked the hay.
forked adjective
divided into two branches or divisions. A snake has a forked tongue.
fork-lift truck
a small power-driven machine with an arrangement of steel prongs which can lift, raise up high and carry heavy things and stack them where required.
fork out
to pay or give especially unwillingly. You have to fork out (money) for so many charities these days.

fork

شَوْكَةُ الطَّعَام vidlička gaffel Gabel πιρούνι tenedor haarukka fourchette vilica forchetta フォーク 포크 vork gaffel widelec garfo вилка gaffel ส้อมทานอาหาร çatal nĩa

fork

n. tenedor; bifurcación.
References in classic literature ?
No, it's the toasting fork, with Mother's shoe on it instead of the bread.
Antonia stuck her fork in the ground, and instinctively we walked toward that unploughed patch at the crossing of the roads as the fittest place to talk to each other.
She had forced herself to eat most of her soup, and now she was picking the flaky bits of a court bouillon with her fork.
But they were not in a situation to suffer their thoughts to dwell on the charms of natural objects; and, as the scout had not found it necessary to cease his culinary labors while he spoke, unless to point out, with a broken fork, the direction of some particularly obnoxious point in the rebellious stream, they now suffered their attention to be drawn to the necessary though more vulgar consideration of their supper.
They had marched beyond the Blue Licks to a remarkable bend of the main fork of Licking River, about forty-three miles from Lexington, as it is particularly represented in the map, where we overtook them on the nineteenth day.
The half a dozen cabins scattered along the banks of the North Fork, as if by some overflow of that capricious river, had become augmented during a week of fierce excitement by twenty or thirty others, that were huddled together on the narrow gorge of Devil's Spur, or cast up on its steep sides.
The Judge, had he done nothing else, would have achieved wonders with his knife and fork.
And when reaching out his knife and fork, between which the slice of beef was locked, Ahab thereby motioned Starbuck's plate towards him, the mate received his meat as though receiving alms; and cut it tenderly; and a little started if, perchance, the knife grazed against the plate; and chewed it noiselessly; and swallowed it, not without circumspection.
This man was as hard-tempered and hard-handed as Samson; he always spoke in a rough, impatient voice, and if I did not move in the stall the moment he wanted me, he would hit me above the hocks with his stable broom or the fork, whichever he might have in his hand.
She wears a blue flannel shirt-waist, which is now rolled up at the sleeves, disclosing her brawny arms; she has a carving fork in her hand, with which she pounds on the table to mark the time.
said Aunt Chloe, pausing while she was greasing a griddle with a scrap of bacon on her fork, and regarding young Master George with pride.
He took up his glass and his bottle, with a wise private nod of his head, and set them gravely on the left-hand side of his plate-- poured himself another imaginary drink--went to work with his knife and fork once more--presently lifted his glass with good confidence, and found it empty, as usual.