- The definition of a fork is a tool with a handle and two or more prongs at the end or a division into two branches.
- An example of a fork is what people stick into a piece of meat to pick it up to eat it.
- An example of a fork is a dead end street with a left and a right turn.
A fork used as an eating utensil.
fork definition by Webster's New World
- an instrument of greatly varying size with a handle at one end and two or more pointed prongs at the other: forks are variously used as eating utensils and for pitching hay, breaking up soil, etc.
- something resembling a fork in shape: tuning fork
- a division into branches; bifurcation
- ☆ the point where a river, road, etc. is divided into two or more branches, or where branches join to form a river, road, etc.
- any of these branches
Origin: Middle English forke ; from Old English forca and amp; Anglo-French forque (Fr fourche), both ; from Classical Latin furca, two-pronged fork
- to make into the shape of a fork
- to pick up, spear, or pitch with a fork
- Chess to attack (two chessmen) simultaneously with a single chessman
fork definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A utensil with two or more prongs, used for eating or serving food.
- An implement with two or more prongs used for raising, carrying, piercing, or digging.
- 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.
- Games An attack by one chess piece on two pieces at the same time.
- To raise, carry, pitch, or pierce with a fork.
- To give the shape of a fork to (one's fingers, for example).
- Games To launch an attack on (two chess pieces).
- Informal To pay. Used with over, out, or up: forked over $80 for front-row seats; forked up the money owed.
- To divide into two or more branches: The river forks here.
- a. To use a fork, as in working.b. To turn at or travel along a fork.
Origin: Middle English forke, digging fork, from Old English forca and from Old North French forque, both from Latin furca.
- forkˈer noun
- forkˈfulˌ noun
fork - Computer Definition
(1) To split into a different direction. See forked version.
(2) In Unix, to make a copy of a process for execution.
(3) In the Macintosh file system, a fork is a top- level structure that separates data folders and files from other resources. See HFS.
(4) In a SIP telephony system, to search multiple locations for a recipient. See forking proxy.
fork - Phrases/Idioms