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Meaning of FORKED

Pronunciation:  forkt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue"
  2. [adj]  resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches; "the biramous appendages of an arthropod"; "long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects"; "a forked river"; "a forked tail"; "forked lightning"; "horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy roots"

FORKED is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: ambiguous, bifurcate, biramous, branched, divided, double, equivocal, forficate, pronged, prongy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Forked\, a.
1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into
   two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated;
   zigzag; as, the forked lighting.

         A serpent seen, with forked tongue.   --Shak.

2. Having a double meaning; ambiguous; equivocal.

{Cross forked} (Her.), a cross, the ends of whose arms are
   divided into two sharp points; -- called also {cross
   double fitch['e]}. A {cross forked of three points} is a
   cross, each of whose arms terminates in three sharp

{Forked counsel}, advice pointing more than one way;
   ambiguous advice. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. -- {Fork"ed*ly},
   adv. -- {Fork"ed*ness}, n.

Computing Dictionary

(Unix; probably after "fucked") Terminally slow, or dead. Originated when one system was slowed to a snail's pace by an inadvertent fork bomb.

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