Franchise vs. Branch - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Branch

    A branch (UK: or UK: , US: ) or tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany as a ramus) is a woody structural member connected to but not part of the central trunk of a tree (or sometimes a shrub). Large branches are known as boughs and small branches are known as twigs. Due to a broad range of species of trees, branches and twigs can be found in many different shapes and sizes. While branches can be nearly horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, the majority of trees have upwardly diagonal branches. The term "twig" often refers to a terminus, while "bough" refers only to branches coming directly from the trunk.

Wiktionary

  • Franchise (noun)

    The right to vote at a public election or referendum; see: suffrage, suffragette.

  • Franchise (noun)

    A right or privilege officially granted to a person, a group of people, or a company by a government.

  • Franchise (noun)

    An acknowledgment of a corporation's existence and ownership.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The authorization granted by a company to sell or distribute its goods or services in a certain area.

    "McDonalds has exported its franchise."

  • Franchise (noun)

    A business operating under such authorization, a franchisee.

  • Franchise (noun)

    A legal exemption from jurisdiction.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The membership of a corporation or state; citizenship.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The collection of organizations in the history of a sports team; the tradition of a sports team as an entity, extending beyond the contemporary organization.

    "The Whalers' home city of Hartford was one of many for the franchise."

  • Franchise (noun)

    The positive influence on the buying behavior of customers exerted by the reputation of a company or a brand.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The loose collection of fictional works pertaining to a particular universe, including literary, film{{,}} or television series from various sources.

    "the Star Wars franchise"

  • Franchise (noun)

    Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty.

  • Franchise (noun)

    Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility.

  • Franchise (verb)

    To confer certain powers on; grant a franchise to; authorize.

  • Franchise (verb)

    To set free; invest with a franchise or privilege; enfranchise.

  • Branch (noun)

    The woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing.

  • Branch (noun)

    Any of the parts of something that divides like the branch of a tree.

    "the branch of an antler, a chandelier, or a railway"

  • Branch (noun)

    A creek or stream which flows into a larger river. compare Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia run, and New York and New England brook.

  • Branch (noun)

    One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance.

    "the branches of a hyperbola"

  • Branch (noun)

    A location of an organization with several locations.

    "Our main branch is downtown, and we have branches in all major suburbs."

  • Branch (noun)

    A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line.

    "the English branch of a family"

  • Branch (noun)

    A local Wikipedia article on ward in LDS church.

  • Branch (noun)

    An area in business or of knowledge, research.

  • Branch (noun)

    A certificate given by Trinity House to a pilot qualified to take navigational control of a ship in British waters.

  • Branch (noun)

    A sequence of code that is conditionally executed.

  • Branch (noun)

    A group of related files in a source control system, including for example source code, build scripts, and media such as images.

  • Branch (noun)

    A branch line.

  • Branch (verb)

    To arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree.

  • Branch (verb)

    To produce branches.

  • Branch (verb)

    To (cause to) divide into separate parts or subdivisions.

  • Branch (verb)

    To jump to a different location in a program, especially as the result of a conditional statement.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Branch (noun)

    a part of a tree which grows out from the trunk or from a bough

    "Sophie was in the branches of a tree eating an apple"

  • Branch (noun)

    a lateral extension or subdivision extending from the main part of a river, road, railway, etc.

    "a branch of the Clinton River"

  • Branch (noun)

    a division or office of a large business or organization, operating locally or having a particular function

    "he went to work at our Birmingham branch"

  • Branch (noun)

    a conceptual subdivision of a family, subject, group of languages, etc.

    "a branch of mathematics called graph theory"

  • Branch (verb)

    (of a road or path) divide into one or more subdivisions

    "follow this track south until it branches into two"

  • Branch (verb)

    diverge from the main route or part

    "the road branched off at the market town"

  • Branch (verb)

    extend or expand one's activities or interests in a new direction

    "the company is branching out into Europe"

  • Branch (verb)

    (of a tree or plant) bear or send out branches

    "this rose has a tendency to branch and spread at the top"

    "the branching heads of large yellow daisies"

Webster Dictionary

  • Franchise (noun)

    Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty.

  • Franchise (noun)

    A particular privilege conferred by grant from a sovereign or a government, and vested in individuals; an immunity or exemption from ordinary jurisdiction; a constitutional or statutory right or privilege, esp. the right to vote.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary.

  • Franchise (noun)

    Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility.

  • Franchise

    To make free; to enfranchise; to give liberty to.

  • Branch (noun)

    A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.

  • Branch (noun)

    Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway.

  • Branch (noun)

    Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.

  • Branch (noun)

    One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.

  • Branch (noun)

    A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family.

  • Branch (noun)

    A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.

  • Branch (adjective)

    Diverging from, or tributary to, a main stock, line, way, theme, etc.; as, a branch vein; a branch road or line; a branch topic; a branch store.

  • Branch (verb)

    To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.

  • Branch (verb)

    To divide into separate parts or subdivision.

  • Branch

    To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.

  • Branch

    To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Franchise (noun)

    an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place

  • Franchise (noun)

    a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area

  • Franchise (noun)

    a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)

  • Franchise (verb)

    grant a franchise to

  • Branch (noun)

    an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization;

    "a branch of Congress"

  • Branch (noun)

    a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

  • Branch (noun)

    a part of a forked or branching shape;

    "he broke off one of the branches"

    "they took the south fork"

  • Branch (noun)

    a natural consequence of development

  • Branch (noun)

    a stream or river connected to a larger one

  • Branch (noun)

    any projection that is thought to resemble an arm;

    "the arm of the record player"

    "an arm of the sea"

    "a branch of the sewer"

  • Branch (verb)

    grow and send out branches or branch-like structures;

    "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"

  • Branch (verb)

    divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork;

    "The road forks"

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