Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “branch”

branch

noun [C]
 
 
/brɑːnʃ/
COMMERCE one of the local offices of a large company, such as a bank, which is open to the public: to close/open a branch Many banks have promoted online services and closed branches.a branch of sth You should be able to walk into a branch of the building society anywhere in the country to deposit or withdraw money. Contact your local branch to arrange an appointment with a consultant. She has been a customer of the same bank branch for decades. The company operates in 18 states and has 45 branch offices. a domestic/foreign/overseas branch
GOVERNMENT a division of a government or large organization with a particular responsibility: the executive/legislative/judicial branch The authority lets the executive branch draft trade deals that Congress could reject but not change. This latest investigation is being held by the disciplinary branch of the accountancy profession.
(Definition of branch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of branch?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Separating and dividing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “branch” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

for starters

used to say that something is the first in a list of things

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More