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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun fold has 7 senses

Verb fold has 5 senses


foldv. t. [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. fålla, Goth. fal, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pu a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "As a vesture shalt thou fold them up."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.  [1913 Webster]
    "A face folded in sorrow."  [1913 Webster]
    "We will descend and fold him in our arms."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cover or wrap up; to conceal.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nor fold my fault in cleanly coined excuses."  [1913 Webster]
foldv. i. 
     To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.  1 Kings vi. 34.  [1913 Webster]
foldn. [From Fold, v. In sense 2 AS. -feald, akin to fealdan to fold.].
  •  A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mummies . . . shrouded in a number of folds of linen."  [1913 Webster]
    " Folds are most common in the rocks of mountainous regions."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.  [1913 Webster]
    "Shall from your neck unloose his amorous fold."  [1913 Webster]
Fold net, a kind of net used in catching birds.
foldn. [OE. fald, fold, AS. fald, falod.].
  •  An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.  [1913 Webster]
    "Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.  [1913 Webster]
    " There shall be one fold and one shepherd."  [1913 Webster]
    " The very whitest lamb in all my fold."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A boundary; a limit.  Creech.  [1913 Webster]
Fold yard, an inclosure for sheep or cattle.
foldv. t. 
     To confine in a fold, as sheep.  [1913 Webster]
foldv. i. 
     To confine sheep in a fold.  [1913 Webster]
    "The star that bids the shepherd fold."  [1913 Webster]


fold, v. & n.
1 tr. a bend or close (a flexible thing) over upon itself. b (foll. by back, over, down) bend a part of (a flexible thing) in the manner specified (fold down the flap).
2 intr. become or be able to be folded.
3 tr. (foll. by away, up) make compact by folding.
4 intr. (often foll. by up) colloq. a collapse, disintegrate. b (of an enterprise) fail; go bankrupt.
5 tr. poet. embrace (esp. fold in the arms or to the breast).
6 tr. (foll. by about, round) clasp (the arms); wrap, envelop.
7 tr. (foll. by in) mix (an ingredient with others) using a gentle cutting and turning motion.
1 the act or an instance of folding.
2 a line made by or for folding.
3 a folded part.
4 a hollow among hills.
5 Geol. a curvature of strata.

fold one's arms place one's arms across the chest, side by side or entwined. fold one's hands clasp them. folding door a door with jointed sections, folding on itself when opened. folding money esp. US colloq. banknotes. fold-out an oversize page in a book etc. to be unfolded by the reader.
foldable adj.
fold, n. & v.
2 a body of believers or members of a Church.
--v.tr. enclose (sheep) in a fold.

OE fald



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N bisection, bipartition, dichotomy, subdichotomy, halving, dimidiation, bifurcation, forking, branching, ramification, divarication, fork, prong, fold, half, moiety, bisected, cloven, cleft, bipartite, biconjugate, bicuspid, bifid, bifurcous, bifurcate, bifurcated, distichous, dichotomous, furcular, semi-, demi-, hemi.


N prison, prison house, jail, gaol, cage, coop, den, cell, stronghold, fortress, keep, donjon, dungeon, Bastille, oubliette, bridewell, house of correction, hulks, tollbooth, panopticon, penitentiary, guardroom, lockup, hold, round house, watch house, station house, sponging house, station, house of detention, black hole, pen, fold, pound, inclosure, isolation (exclusion), penal settlement, penal colony, bilboes, stocks, limbo, quod, calaboose, chauki, choky, thana, workhouse, Newgate, Fleet, Marshalsea, King's Bench, Queen's Bench, bond, bandage, irons, pinion, gyve, fetter, shackle, trammel, manacle, handcuff, straight jacket, strait jacket, strait-jacket, strait-waistcoat, hopples, vice, vise, yoke, collar, halter, harness, muzzle, gag, bit, brake, curb, snaffle, bridle, rein, reins, bearing rein, martingale, leading string, tether, picket, band, guy, chain, cord, cavesson, hackamore, headstall, jaquima, lines, ribbons, bolt, deadbolt, bar, lock, police lock, combination lock, padlock, rail, wall, stone wall, paling, palisade, fence, picket fence, barbed wire fence, Cyclone fence, stockade fence, chain-link fence, barrier, barricade, drag.


N laity, flock, fold, congregation, assembly, brethren, people, society, temporality, secularization, layman, civilian, parishioner, catechumen, secularist, secular, lay, laical, civil, temporal, profane.


N inclosure, envelope, case, wrapper, girdle, pen, fold, pen fold, in fold, sheep fold, paddock, pound, corral, yard, net, seine net, wall, hedge, hedge row, espalier, fence, pale, paling, balustrade, rail, railing, quickset hedge, park paling, circumvallation, enceinte, ring fence, barrier, barricade, gate, gateway, bent, dingle, door, hatch, cordon, prison, dike, dyke, ditch, fosse, moat.


N angularity, angularness, aduncity, angle, cusp, bend, fold, notch, fork, bifurcation, elbow, knee, knuckle, ankle, groin, crotch, crutch, crane, fluke, scythe, sickle, zigzag, kimbo, akimbo, corner, nook, recess, niche, oriel, coign, right angle, obliquity, angle of 45 degrees, miter, acute angle, obtuse angle, salient angle, reentering angle, spherical angle, angular measurement, angular elevation, angular distance, angular velocity, trigonometry, goniometry, altimetry, clinometer, graphometer, goniometer, theodolite, sextant, quadrant, dichotomy, triangle, trigon, wedge, rectangle, square, lozenge, diamond, rhomb, rhombus, quadrangle, quadrilateral, parallelogram, quadrature, polygon, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, oxygon, decagon, pyramid, cone, Platonic bodies, cube, rhomboid, tetrahedron, pentahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron, eicosahedron, prism, pyramid, parallelopiped, curb roof, gambrel roof, mansard roof, angular, bent, crooked, aduncous, uncinated, aquiline, jagged, serrated, falciform, falcated, furcated, forked, bifurcate, zigzag, furcular, hooked, dovetailed, knock kneed, crinkled, akimbo, kimbo, geniculated, oblique, fusiform, wedge-shaped, cuneiform, cuneate, multangular, oxygonal, triangular, trigonal, trilateral, quadrangular, quadrilateral, foursquare, rectangular, square, multilateral, polygonal, cubical, rhomboid, rhomboidal, pyramidal.


N fold, plicature, plait, pleat, ply, crease, tuck, gather, flexion, flexure, joint, elbow, double, doubling, duplicature, gather, wrinkle, rimple, crinkle, crankle, crumple, rumple, rivel, ruck, ruffle, dog's ear, corrugation, frounce, flounce, lapel, pucker, crow's feet, plication, folded, fluted, pleated.

VB fold, double, plicate, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, crankle, curl, cockle up, cocker, rimple, rumple, flute, frizzle, frounce, rivel, twill, corrugate, ruffle, crimple, crumple, pucker, turn down, double down, down under, tuck, ruck, hem, gather.

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