Definitions of folio

  1. To page.
  2. A leaf of a book or manuscript.
  3. A book made of sheets of paper each folded once ( four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind. See Note under Paper.
  4. The page number. The even folios are on the left- hand pages and the odd folios on the right- hand.
  5. A page of a book; ( Bookkeeping) a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.
  6. A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words.
  7. A book of the largest size formed by folding a sheet of paper once; a page of manuscript or printed matter; the right and left hand pages of a ledger, etc.; in legal documents, seventy- two words of manuscript; in Congressional reports, one hundred words; a case for music, etc.
  8. A sheet of paper once folded; a book of such sheets; ( book- k.) a page in an account- book, or two opposite pages numbered as one.
  9. In the form of a folio.
  10. Leaf, as of a book; sheet of paper once folded; book of sheets so folded.
  11. A sheet of paper folded once; a book of the largest size.
  12. A sheet of paper folded once: a book of the largest size, formed by doubling a sheet of paper once; a page of manuscript or printed matter; both the right and left- hand pages of an account- book, expressed by the same figure; seventy- two, eighty, or ninety words of manuscript.
  13. In book- keeping, the right and left hand pages; any book of the largest size formed by once doubling a sheet of paper; in law writing, a page containing a certain number of words: in folio, when a sheet makes but two leaves without further folding.
  14. Consisting of a sheet of paper folded once.
  15. Pertaining to or containing paper only once folded.
  16. Having the paper folded only once.
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