Definition of forked in English:

forked

adjective

  • Having a divided or pronged end or branches; bifurcated.

    ‘a deeply forked tail’
    • ‘It has a very deep, narrow body with a forked tailfin and is very slimy.’
    • ‘Team coaches using long forked sticks held the poles upright.’
    • ‘Most are made out of whatever materials are at hand - forked poles or irregular logs.’
    • ‘Or maybe he can't wear a suit because of his forked tail, we're not sure.’
    • ‘He dropped each one into the bucket, and his mother pushed them under with a forked stick.’
    • ‘It looks like a heavily armed warrior, with a horned helmet and a vicious forked tail.’
    • ‘He tickled the snake's chin gently, and in turn got his finger tickled by the forked tongue.’
    • ‘He said they were very common and that they are identified by their forked tails.’
    • ‘He did so with great precision, and revealed a forked tunnel leading underground.’
    • ‘Long wings, forked tails and swooping graceful flight usually identify swallows.’
    • ‘All five species of frigatebirds are large black birds with long forked tails and angled wings.’
    • ‘It was common to find diviners with their forked sticks trying to identify rich seams.’
    • ‘This is a forked stick around which the carded wool sausages are wound.’
    • ‘The research showed that the forked nanotubes amplify current, a necessary property for transistors.’
    • ‘Because of the forked file structure, it is often necessary to encode Mac files before transferring them on the Internet or to other operating systems.’
    • ‘Carrots grown on heavy soils may produce considerable leaf growth and forked roots.’
    • ‘One team member stood in the canoe pushing a long forked pole to guide the canoe through the grasses.’
    • ‘With her tiny feet splayed in a ‘V’, the impression of a mermaid's forked tail is complete.’
    • ‘With a wing span of up to 5ft and a distinctive long, forked tail, the red kite is a scavenger by nature and akin to a vulture.’
    • ‘Both members of the pair build the nest, which is suspended from a horizontally forked branch.’
    branching, branched, diverging, y-shaped, v-shaped, pronged, divided, split, separated
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Phrases

  • with forked tongue

    • humorous Untruthfully; deceitfully.

      ‘the honourable gentleman occasionally speaks with forked tongue’
      • ‘But the PlayStation game speaks with forked tongue.’
      • ‘Ever since then I have always felt this man spoke with forked tongue.’
      • ‘It would seem that ex-CIA man speaks with forked tongue.’
      • ‘Unable to speak with forked tongue, they might be obliged to speak the truth or at least stand firm on the side of a single opinion.’
      • ‘Which just goes to show that even self-proclaimed seekers of the truth sometimes speak with forked tongue - whatever their accent.’
      • ‘No doubt there will be members who will speak with forked tongue, and who will deliberately try to misconstrue that.’
      • ‘But is it not speaking with forked tongue to call this piece of legislation racist?’
      • ‘So, it appears that this god-fearing, compassionate, angelic, caring, woman has spoken with forked tongue?’

Pronunciation

forked

/fɔːkt/