KJV Dictionary Definition: fork


FORK, n. L. furca.

1. an instrument consisting of a handle, and a blade of metal, divided into two or more points or prongs, used for lifting or pitching any thing; as a tablefork for feeding; a pitchfork; a dungfork, &c. forks are also made of ivory, wood or other material.

2. A point; as a thunderbolt with three forks. Shakespeare uses it for the point of an arrow.

3. Forks, in the plural, the point where a road parts into two; and the point where a river divides, or rather where two rivers meet and unite in one stream. Each branch is called a fork.

FORK, v.i.

1. To shoot into blades, as corn.

2. to divide into two; as, a road forks.

FORK, v.t.

1. to raise or pitch with a fork, as hay.

2. To dig and break ground with a fork.

3. To make sharp; to point.


FORK'ED, pp.

1. Raised, pitched or dug with a fork.

2. a. Opening into two or more parts, points or shoots; as a forked tongue; the forked lightning.

3. Having two or more meanings. Not in use.