To branch off
Branch 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

To branch out into a long disputation. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • To branch out — Branch 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision. [1913 Webster] {To branch off},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • branch off — {v.} To go from something big or important to something smaller or less important; turn aside. * /At the bridge a little road branches off from the highway and follows the river./ * /Martin was trying to study his lesson, but his mind kept… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • branch off — {v.} To go from something big or important to something smaller or less important; turn aside. * /At the bridge a little road branches off from the highway and follows the river./ * /Martin was trying to study his lesson, but his mind kept… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Branch — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision. [1913 Webster] {To branch off}, to form …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Branch line — articleissues cleanup=July 2008 globalize=July 2008A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route, usually a main line. A very short branch line may be called a spur line . David Blyth Hanna, the first …   Wikipedia

  • Branch Closing — Office episode name = Branch Closing ep num = 35 prod code = 03007 date = November 9, 2006 writer = Michael Schur director = Tucker Gates season = 3 Branch Closing is the seventh episode of the third season of The Office (U.S. version). It was… …   Wikipedia

  • Branch Blaze — Infobox baseball team Name=Branch Blaze Logo= Founded= 2005 Location=Branch, Wisconsin Stadium=Town of Manitowoc Rapids Park League=Shoreland League LeagueChamps=none Colors=Black and Navy Season=2008 Record=1 6 (1 2) The Branch Blaze is a semi… …   Wikipedia

  • Branch Davidian — The Branch Davidians are a sect that originated from a schism in 1955 from the Davidian Seventh Day Adventists, themselves former members of the Seventh day Adventist Church who were disfellowshipped during the 1930s. From its inception in 1934,… …   Wikipedia

  • Branch collar — A branch collar is the attachment structure in woody plants that connects a branch to its parent branch or to the trunk. The branch collar consists of overlapping wood fibers.During plant growth cycles, wood on smaller branches forms first. Wood… …   Wikipedia

  • To strike root — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”