Definitions of fold

  1. To close over another of the same kind.
  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.
  3. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.
  4. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.
  5. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
  6. To confine in a fold, as sheep.
  7. To lay, as one part over another; wrap up; shut up in a pen or fold.
  8. To lay one part over another; to inclose; to inclose in a fold.
  9. To double over.
  10. To lay or bend over upon itself; lap.
  11. To embrace; envelop.
  12. To shut up in a fold, as sheep.
  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.
  14. To confine sheep in a fold.
  15. To become folded.
  16. incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; " Fold the egg whites into the batter"
  17. become folded or folded up; " The bed folds in a jiffy"
  18. intertwine; " fold one's hands, arms, or legs"
  19. confine in a fold, like sheep
  20. A doubling, esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.
  21. That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.
  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.
  23. To shut in folds.
  24. To double; to lay one or one part over another; to pen sheep.
  25. To double; to bend one part over on another.
  26. To shut up or confine, as sheep in a fold.
  27. a pen for sheep
  28. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.
  29. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.
  30. A boundary; a limit.
  31. A part doubled over another; a plait; a pen for sheep; flock of sheep; the church.
  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.
  33. In composition with numerals times, as in TENFOLD.
  34. A part doubled over; doubling; inclosure for sheep.
  35. One part doubled over another; a plait; ply.
  36. A pen, as for sheep.
  37. A flock of sheep; a church.
  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.
  39. The doubling of any substance; a plait.
  40. A place to confine sheep or other animals; a flock of sheep.
  41. ( used in combination) multiplied by a specified number; "` fold' is a combing form in expressions like ` a fiftyfold increase'"