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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. bend or lay so that one part covers the other; " fold up the newspaper"; " turn up your collar"
  11. intertwine; " fold one's hands, arms, or legs"
  12. confine in a fold, like sheep
  13. An embrace.
  14. 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.
  15. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.
  16. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.
  17. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
  18. To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.
  19. A doubling, esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.
  20. That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.
  21. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.
  22. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.
  23. A boundary; a limit.
  24. To confine in a fold, as sheep.
  25. To confine sheep in a fold.
  26. 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.
  27. To lay, as one part over another; wrap up; shut up in a pen or fold.
  28. A part doubled over another; a plait; a pen for sheep; flock of sheep; the church.
  29. Plica, a ridge; a margin apparently formed by the doubling back of a lamina. For the various folds, not here defined, see plica.
  30. 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.
  31. To lay one part over another; to inclose; to inclose in a fold.
  32. In composition with numerals times, as in TENFOLD.
  33. A part doubled over; doubling; inclosure for sheep.
  34. To become folded.
  35. To double over.
  36. To lay or bend over upon itself; lap.
  37. To embrace; envelop.
  38. To shut in folds.
  39. To shut up in a fold, as sheep.
  40. One part doubled over another; a plait; ply.
  41. A pen, as for sheep.
  42. A flock of sheep; a church.
  43. 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.
  44. To double; to lay one or one part over another; to pen sheep.
  45. To close over another of the same kind.
  46. To double; to bend one part over on another.
  47. The doubling of any substance; a plait.
  48. A place to confine sheep or other animals; a flock of sheep.
  49. To shut up or confine, as sheep in a fold.
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Antonyms for fold

get around, upend, go over, click, spread-out, prevail, subdue, open up, Outstretch, unfold, unfurl, expand, Overmatch, succeed, open, come off, conquer, pan out, work out, spread, surmount, outspread, overcome, extend, overbear, loner, individualist, worst, do down, deliver.

Quotes of fold

  1. Not as ours the books of old- Things that steam can stamp and fold Not as ours the books of yore- Rows of type, and nothing more. – Austin Dobson
  2. Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart. – George Eliot
  3. The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. A terrorist network that believes a nation so tested will fold under pressure of a few horrific acts may capture its attention, but will not achieve its submission. – Virginia Foxx
  5. Tens of thousands of brave Americans died to break the chains of British tyranny so that the principles of our Declaration of Independence could take fold and flourish in the birth of a new nation. – Jim Gerlach
  6. I've found that music allows years to fold like an accordion over each other, so I guess you don't feel the passage of time as much. – Amy Grant
  7. The Church is everywhere represented as one. It is one body, one family, one fold one kingdom. It is one because pervaded by one Spirit. We are all baptized into one Spirit so as to become, says the apostle, on body. – Charles Hodge
  8. Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  9. I could explain a hundred fold more than I ever have of the glories of the kingdoms manifested to me in the vision, were I permitted, and were the people prepared to receive them. – Joseph Smith, Jr.
  10. The blues brings you back into the fold The blues isn't about the blues, it's about we have all had the blues and we are all in this together. – Peter Tork
  11. Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way. – Swami Vivekananda

Usage examples for fold

  1. He is a generous Master; he pays us a hundred- fold for our poor sorrows." – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  2. Nick, who was not of his fold seldom sought his society in these days. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  3. 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
  4. Father, fold me in thyself. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  5. There was style in every fold of her dress and every line of her figure. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Cough by all means, but put on the brakes when you come to the down grade, or send the racket through at least one fold of your pocket- handkerchief. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The Author's excuse is two- fold – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall
  12. 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
  13. Fold the letter and direct it. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  14. 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
  15. 13: 11, 12. He suffered " without the gate" in a two- fold sense. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  16. Now please pick up the clothes, fold them, and put them on the chair. – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. She will rush out to fold me to her heart. – Seven Frozen Sailors by George Manville Fenn
  20. There would be no dining table to keep his elbows off from; no napkin to fold up. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge

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