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  • v. Present participle of fork.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the place where something divides into branches
  • n. the act of branching out or dividing into branches


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Lighting, caused by collisions of volcanic dust, is seen forking from the lava and ash erupting from the centre of the volcano

    Photo Gallery of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull Volcano | Impact Lab

  • It is unfortunate, and one can only hope that in the long term the forking proves worthwile.

    Planet MySQL

  • Spending money on a good security suite is generally a good investment, but if you're on a budget, or simply don't like the idea of forking over yet more money on another piece of software, there are free security programs that do a good job detecting and isolating computer viruses.

    Computerworld News

  • No matter how hard you work to avoid it and much you loathe the idea of forking out hard earned money to pay for it, there are unavoidable times you must invest in something new.

    Earn More Invest Wisely at The Sun's Financial Diary

  • There are plenty of other cultural predecessors for the idea of forking, all demonstrating that moving away from the need for a forced consensus can be great for innovation, while also reducing social tensions. Links

  • So is the idea of forking over $199 for the consumer-targeted Aceeca PDA32 Garnet, which packs an unnamed ARM CPU, a QVGA screen, and an SD expansion slot into a case that's "taller than a Palm TX and about twice as thick."

    Random headlines from

  • Live albums are often considered slightly rubbish, song remakes with applause at the end rarely being a better substitute for new, original material or the notion of forking out an extra £5 to actually see the band live.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • This is, as most of you probably know, called forking, and is very common in the open source community.

    Royal Pingdom

  • And while I may have, on occasion, manually tried to smooth my face in front of the mirror, and briefly flirted with the idea of forking over some dough for an anti-aging serum at my local Clinique counter, I've decided for now, I'm happy to carry the "flines" on whatever flight of fancy they've decided to take me on (not as keen on the cellulite that's chosen to hitch a ride on my hips, but that's a different story altogether).

    The DC Damsel: Oscars Away: Five Random Observations from the 2010 Academy Awards

  • Is it possible that GPLv3 will cause a schism or "forking," in which some folks will keep developing a GPLv2 version of the Linux kernel and GNU tools, while others go forward with a GPLv3 version?

    Freeing The Code SlavesFree Vs. Open


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