- forks used once.
- Bible Reference: 1 Samuel 13:21
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H7969 Used 1 time
FORK, noun [Latin 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, etc. 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, verb intransitive
1. To shoot into blades, as corn.
2. to divide into two; as, a road forks.
FORK, verb transitive
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, participle passive
1. Raised, pitched or dug with a fork.
2. adjective 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.]
FORK'EDLY, adverb In a forked form.
FORK'EDNESS, noun The quality of opening into two or more parts.
FORK'HEAD, noun the point of an arrow.
FORK'TAIL, noun A salmon, in his fourth year's growth. [Local.]
FORK'Y, adjective Forked; furcated; opening into two or more parts, shoots or points; as a forky tongue.