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Fold meaning

fold - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.
  3. 3. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.
  4. 4. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
  5. 5. That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.
  6. 6. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.
  7. 7. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.
  8. 8. A boundary; a limit.
  9. 9. To confine in a fold, as sheep.
  10. 10. To confine sheep in a fold.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. A part doubled over; doubling; inclosure for sheep.
  13. 13. To become folded.
  14. 14. To double over.

fold - examples of usage

  1. No efforts were spared to obtain their good- will and to draw them into the fold, but there was absolutely no response. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The sheep- fold, the cattle- pen, the cheese- tub, these were thrust aside. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. He had said that he did not want to fold his hands and sit quiet for the remainder of his existence; but that was precisely what he desired to do for the moment. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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