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Definitions of fold

  1. To close over another of the same kind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cover or wrap up; to conceal. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To confine in a fold, as sheep. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To lay, as one part over another; wrap up; shut up in a pen or fold. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To lay one part over another; to inclose; to inclose in a fold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To double over. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To lay or bend over upon itself; lap. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To embrace; envelop. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To shut up in a fold, as sheep. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To confine sheep in a fold. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To become folded. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg whites into the batter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. intertwine; "fold one's hands, arms, or legs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. confine in a fold, like sheep Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Times or repetitions; - used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple ratio, multiplied by four. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To shut in folds. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To double; to lay one or one part over another; to pen sheep. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To double; to bend one part over on another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To shut up or confine, as sheep in a fold. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. a pen for sheep Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A boundary; a limit. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A part doubled over another; a plait; a pen for sheep; flock of sheep; the church. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. The doubling of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another; that which infolds; an inclosure for sheep; a flock of sheep; the Church. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. In composition with numerals times, as in TENFOLD. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. A part doubled over; doubling; inclosure for sheep. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. One part doubled over another; a plait; ply. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. A pen, as for sheep. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A flock of sheep; a church. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A pen or inclosure for sheep: a flock of sheep; the Church, as the fold of Christ's flock; the doubling of any flexible substance, as cloth; one part turned or laid on another; in composition, times repeated, as four-fold. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. The doubling of any substance; a plait. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. A place to confine sheep or other animals; a flock of sheep. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. (used in combination) multiplied by a specified number; "`fold' is a combing form in expressions like `a fiftyfold increase'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for fold

  1. Now please pick up the clothes, fold them, and put them on the chair. – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb
  2. He is a generous Master; he pays us a hundred- fold for our poor sorrows." – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
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