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Synonyms for branch


branch off


  • turn off
  • deviate
  • change direction
  • leave the road
  • take a side road
  • take another road
  • quit the road
  • depart from the road

branch out

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for branch

something resembling or structurally analogous to a tree branch

an area of academic study that is part of a larger body of learning

a local unit of a business or an auxiliary controlled by such a business

a component of government that performs a given function

a part of a family, tribe, or other group, or of such a group's language, that is believed to stem from a common ancestor

a small stream

to separate into branches or branchlike parts

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Synonyms for branch

a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

a part of a forked or branching shape

a natural consequence of development

a stream or river connected to a larger one

any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm


Related Words

grow and send out branches or branch-like structures

divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

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References in periodicals archive ?
In the 1978 Guide to Women's Publishing, a resource book for information on feminist journals, women's newspapers, and women's presses in North America, Andrea Chesman describes Branching Out as a "general interest feminist culture magazine" with both newsstand appeal and compelling content: "Published on glossy paper with plenty of art and photographs, one is content to just leaf through this magazine at first--afraid that the contents won't justify the graphics, but they do--amply" (17).
(2) What sets Branching Out apart from the multitude of second-wave feminist periodicals published in Canada is its combination of feminist resistance and the arts, its wide circulation, and its location in Edmonton, a city that is not often recognized as an important site for feminist organizing.
The cover of the July/August 1976 issue of Branching Out features a black and white photograph of an Inuit woman, Eva Tirqtaq, taken by Pamela Harris and accompanied by the following headlines: "Inuit Woman," "Portuguese Revolution," "Finding T'ai Chi," "Feminist Philately," and "Habitat--Woman's Place?" (see figure 1).
This July/August 1976 issue of Branching Out includes writing by Canadian women who would later become well known--that is, lawyer and Member of Parliament Linda Duncan and literary critic Shirley Neuman (in Branching Out, Neuman published under her then-husband's name, Swartz).
While the limitations of "sisterhood" as it was conceived in the 1970s have been thoroughly critiqued by academics and activists alike, it is nonetheless important to note that Branching Out took a more inclusive position than mainstream and little literary magazines when it came to publishing work by women.
For example, the list does not include Branching Out, which Godard herself refers to as a key national publication (213).
in its appeal" (Wachtel, "Update on Feminist Periodicals" 13), Branching Out was (for a time) well known within the feminist community and, consequently, classified as widely disseminated enough to be excluded from the special care afforded to archival materials.