Definitions of fold

  1. an angular or rounded shape made by folding; " a fold in the napkin"; " a crease in his trousers"; " a plication on her blouse"; " a flexure of the colon"; " a bend of his elbow"
  2. cease to operate or cause to cease operating; " The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; " My business closes every night at 8 P. M."
  3. a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
  4. the act of folding; " he gave the napkins a double fold"
  5. a pen for sheep
  6. a folded part ( as a fold of skin or muscle)
  7. ( used in combination) multiplied by a specified number; "` fold' is a combing form in expressions like ` a fiftyfold increase'"
  8. incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; " Fold the egg whites into the batter"
  9. become folded or folded up; " The bed folds in a jiffy"
  10. intertwine; " fold one's hands, arms, or legs"
  11. confine in a fold, like sheep
  12. An embrace.
  13. 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.
  14. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.
  15. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.
  16. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
  17. To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.
  18. A doubling, esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.
  19. That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.
  20. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.
  21. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.
  22. A boundary; a limit.
  23. To confine in a fold, as sheep.
  24. To confine sheep in a fold.
  25. 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.
  26. To lay, as one part over another; wrap up; shut up in a pen or fold.
  27. A part doubled over another; a plait; a pen for sheep; flock of sheep; the church.
  28. 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.
  29. To lay one part over another; to inclose; to inclose in a fold.
  30. In composition with numerals times, as in TENFOLD.
  31. A part doubled over; doubling; inclosure for sheep.
  32. To become folded.
  33. To double over.
  34. To lay or bend over upon itself; lap.
  35. To embrace; envelop.
  36. To shut in folds.
  37. To shut up in a fold, as sheep.
  38. One part doubled over another; a plait; ply.
  39. A pen, as for sheep.
  40. A flock of sheep; a church.
  41. 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.
  42. To double; to lay one or one part over another; to pen sheep.
  43. To close over another of the same kind.
  44. To double; to bend one part over on another.
  45. The doubling of any substance; a plait.
  46. A place to confine sheep or other animals; a flock of sheep.
  47. To shut up or confine, as sheep in a fold.

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
  3. They who all forsake for Jesus, Father, mother, country, home, Here an hundred fold are promised, And eternal life to come. – The Kings and Queens of England with Other Poems by Mary Ann H. T. Bigelow
  4. Fold the whites into the cool, custardy mix and bake in a buttered dish until firm. – The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown
  5. Why could she not give them wholly to the Lord, and be glad they were in His fold, safe from evil? – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  6. As I gaze on the fools, one wish have I- To love thee and honor thee while I live, And fold thee around me when I must die! – Selected Poems by William Francis Barnard
  7. There would be no dining table to keep his elbows off from; no napkin to fold up. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  8. The Author's excuse is two- fold. – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall
  9. 13: 11, 12. He suffered " without the gate" in a two- fold sense. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  10. There was style in every fold of her dress and every line of her figure. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  11. She felt her mother's arms around her; she knew that Louis had raised her hand to his lips, that she had drawn his head down and kissed him, that Dr. Kemp was standing silently beside her, that the minister had spoken some gravely pleasant words; but all the while she wanted to tear herself away from it all and fold that eager, loving, dying face close to hers. – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  12. When she had sought to bring Stacey back into the fold of the faithful, she found that his allegiance had been transferred. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  13. She will rush out to fold me to her heart. – Seven Frozen Sailors by George Manville Fenn
  14. Nick, who was not of his fold, seldom sought his society in these days. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  15. What a consolation were these noble warriors who fought a two- fold winning fight- for their country and their faith. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  16. Father, fold me in thyself. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  17. On coming to the entrance of the fold- yard, they stop and hesitate, refusing to enter. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  18. Fold the letter and direct it. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  19. If not to be dressed immediately, fold it in a wet cloth to keep it from the air. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton