|About | Media | Search | Contact|
Sep 25, 2012This week's theme
This week's words
A Word A Day
the book "Delightful."
-The New York Times
Buy it in your country
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr., intr.: To divide into branches.
From Latin ramus (branch). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wrad- (root) which also sprouted words such as root, wort, licorice, radical, radish, rutabaga, eradicate, and deracinate. Earliest documented use: 1425.
"Andrew offered to read me a handful of passages from the manuscript ... which had ramified so uncontrollably that it was turning into several distinct projects."
Nicolas Rothwell; The Red Highway; Black Inc.; 2009.
See more usage examples of ramify in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. -James Baldwin, writer (1924-1987)
© 1994-2023 Wordsmith