part of speech: noun

definition 1: a tool with a handle and two or more points. Small forks are used for eating. Large forks are used for digging and pitching hay.

  • My mother eats everything pizza with a knife and fork, even pizza.

definition 2: the point where something divides into two or more branches, or one of the branches.

  • Go to the fork in the highway and stay in the middle lane.
  • Take the left fork.


part of speech: verb

inflections: forks, forking, forked

definition 1: to pierce, dig, lift, or carry with a fork.

  • He is forking hay into the horse’s stall.
  • She forked the meat from the grill to the plate.

definition 2: to separate into branches.

  • The river forks about a mile from here.

phrase: fork over

phrase: fork out

phrase: fork up

derivation: forklike (adj.)