With a counter-part, Hawk, Don branched off and laid the foundations for what would eventually become the ZCompany Hacking Unit.
Eight larger spines, branched like a deer's antler, arise from the eight corners of the cube.
The pole was about thirty feet high, and the top was branched like a pitchfork.
The edge was covered with branched villi, while in the centre of each of the flattened surfaces there was a spot free from villi.
At last we branched off into what I guess was a sort of bridle path.
Arriving at the marker, they branched out fanshaped as was their wont when they were in search of a trail or water.
"Maybe we've branched off, on to another trail," persisted Van.
At one part it was longitudinally constricted, and evidently possessed some branched and complicated internal vessel.
He was with us when we were at your place, and when we rode away he branched off.
The ends are forked or branched, bent sharply, or merely thickened.
c.1300, braunch, "limb of a tree" (also used of things analogous to it, especially geographic features), from Old French branche "branch, bough, twig; branch of a family" (12c.), from Late Latin branca "footprint," later "a claw, paw," of unknown origin, probably from Gaulish. The connecting notion would be the shape (cf. pedigree). Replaced native bough. Meaning "local office of a business" is first recorded 1817, from earlier sense of "component part of a system" (1690s).
"send out shoots or new limbs," late 14c., also, of blood vessels, family trees, etc., "to be forked," from branch (n.). Meaning "to spread out from a center, radiate" is from c.1400. Related: Branched; branching.
An offshoot or a division of the main portion of a structure, especially that of a nerve, blood vessel, or lymphatic vessel; a ramus.
a symbol of kings descended from royal ancestors (Ezek. 17:3, 10; Dan. 11:7); of prosperity (Job 8:16); of the Messiah, a branch out of the root of the stem of Jesse (Isa. 11:1), the "beautiful branch" (4:2), a "righteous branch" (Jer. 23:5), "the Branch" (Zech. 3:8; 6:12). Disciples are branches of the true vine (John 15:5, 6). "The branch of the terrible ones" (Isa. 25:5) is rightly translated in the Revised Version "the song of the terrible ones," i.e., the song of victory shall be brought low by the destruction of Babylon and the return of the Jews from captivity. The "abominable branch" is a tree on which a malefactor has been hanged (Isa. 14:19). The "highest branch" in Ezek. 17:3 represents Jehoiakim the king.