Branch·ing, a. Furnished with branches; shooting our branches; extending in a branch or branches.
Shaded with branching palm. --Milton.
Branch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Branched p. pr. & vb. n. Branching.]
1. To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.
2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
To branch off, to form a branch or a separate part; to diverge.
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.
To branch out into a long disputation. --Spectator.
Branch·ing, n. The act or state of separation into branches; division into branches; a division or branch.
The sciences, with their numerous branchings. --L. Watts.
adj 1: having branches [syn: branched, ramose, ramous, ramate]
2: resembling the branches of a tree
n : the act of branching out or dividing into branches [syn: ramification,