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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fork, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Forked p. pr. & vb. n. Forking.]
 1. To shoot into blades, as corn.
    The corn beginneth to fork.    --Mortimer.
 2. To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Forked a.
 1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting.
    A serpent seen, with forked tongue.   --Shak.
 2. Having a double meaning; ambiguous; equivocal.
 Cross forked Her., a cross, the ends of whose arms are divided into two sharp points; -- called also cross double fitché. A cross forked of three points is a cross, each of whose arms terminates in three sharp points.
 Forked counsel, advice pointing more than one way; ambiguous advice. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
 -- Fork*ed*ly adv. -- Fork*ed*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches;
             "the biramous appendages of an arthropod"; "long
             branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects";
             "a forked river"; "a forked tail"; "forked lightning";
             "horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy
             roots" [syn: bifurcate, biramous, branched, forficate,
              pronged, prongy]
      2: having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double
         meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue" [syn: double]