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Definition of "fork" []

  • A utensil with two or more prongs, used for eating or serving food. (noun)
  • An implement with two or more prongs used for raising, carrying, piercing, or digging. (noun)
  • A bifurcation or separation into two or more branches or parts. (noun)
  • The point at which such a bifurcation or separation occurs: a fork in a road. (noun)
  • One of the branches of such a bifurcation or separation: the right fork. See Synonyms at branch. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fork" in a sentence
  • "I had nothing against his name, but this one was mine, and it stood for me, as firmly as the word fork stood for the thing I was holding in my hand."
  • "Clearly you haven't the faintest idea when it comes to open source software development, even your understanding of the term fork is fundamentally flawed."
  • "“A fork is the only utensil that may be used to eat spaghetti while anyone is looking.”"