Definition of Forked

1. Adjective. Resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches. "Horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy roots"

Exact synonyms: Bifurcate, Biramous, Branched, Forficate, Fork-like, Pronged, Prongy
Similar to: Divided
Derivative terms: Prong

2. Adjective. Having two meanings with intent to deceive. "Spoke with forked tongue"
Exact synonyms: Double
Similar to: Ambiguous, Equivocal

Definition of Forked

1. a. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting.

Definition of Forked

1. Adjective. That splits into two or more directions, or parts. ¹

2. Verb. (past of fork) ¹

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Definition of Forked

1. fork [v] - See also: fork

Medical Definition of Forked

1. 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, a cross, the ends of whose arms are divided into two sharp points; called also cross double fitche. 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. Fork"edly, Fork"edness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forked

fork bomb
fork bombs
fork in the road
fork off
fork out
fork over
fork up
forked (current term)
forked lightning
forked out
forked over
forked tongue

Literary usage of Forked

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila by Thomas Hunt Morgan, Calvin Blackman Bridges (1916)
"P\ sable rudimentary forked cf X wild 9 . F1 wild-type 9 X Fi wild-type d"d". There were 265 males, of which 42 were cross-overs between sable and ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"forked tails approaching Hirundo. There is one also in America, the forks of whose ... The middle claws of these species with forked tails is not indented. ..."

3. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"If it should happen that a piece of tin could not be procured, a reel can be made of a forked stick and a spool. The forked-Stick Reel. Cut a forked stick ..."

4. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1844)
"Dr. RICHARDSON gives the following account of the forked-tailed Gull, ... It is analogous to the Tern not only in its forked tail, and in its choice of a ..."

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