Fork vs Forklike - What's the difference?

fork | forklike |


As a noun fork

is a pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc.

As a verb fork

is to divide into two or more branches.

As an adjective forklike is

resembling a fork or some aspect of one.

fork

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • A pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc.
  • (obsolete) A gallows.
  • (Bishop Joseph Butler)
  • A utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting.
  • A tuning fork.
  • An intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two.
  • * When you come to a fork in the road, take it -
  • One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.
  • * Addison
  • a thunderbolt with three forks .
  • A point where a waterway, such as a river, splits and goes two (or more) different directions.
  • (geography) Used in the names of some river tributaries, e.g. West Fork White River and East Fork White River, joining together to form the White River of Indiana
  • (figuratively) A point in time where one has to make a decision between two life paths.
  • (chess) The simultaneous attack of two adversary pieces with one single attacking piece (especially a knight).
  • (computer science) A splitting-up of an existing process into itself and a child process executing parts of the same program.
  • (computer science) An event where development of some free software or open-source software is split into two or more separate projects.
  • (British) Crotch.
  • (colloquial) A forklift.
  • * Are you qualified to drive a fork?
  • The individual blades of a forklift.
  • In a bicycle, the portion holding the front wheel, allowing the rider to steer and balance.
  • Derived terms

    * chork * digging fork * fork in the road * pitchfork * spork * tuning fork

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To divide into two or more branches.
  • A road, a tree, or a stream forks .
  • To move with a fork (as hay or food).
  • * Prof. Wilson
  • forking the sheaves on the high-laden cart
  • (computer science) To spawn a new child process in some sense duplicating the existing process.
  • (computer science) To split a (software) project into several projects.
  • (computer science) To split a (software) distributed version control repository
  • (British) To kick someone in the crotch.
  • To shoot into blades, as corn does.
  • * Mortimer
  • The corn beginneth to fork .

    Derived terms

    * fork bomb * fork off * fork out * fork over

    See also

    * knife * spoon 1000 English basic words ----

    forklike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a fork or some aspect of one.