Meaning of FOLD in English
1》 bend (something) over on itself so that one part of it covers another.
↘[often as adjective ~ing ] be able to be ~ed into a flatter shape.
↘ Geology cause (rock strata) to undergo bending or curvature.
↘ Biochemistry (of a polypeptide or polynucleotide chain) adopt a specific three-dimensional structure.
2》 cover or wrap something in (a soft or flexible material).
↘affectionately clasp in one's arms.
3》 ( ~ something in/into ) mix an ingredient gently with (another ingredient).
4》 informal (of a company) cease trading as a result of financial problems.
↘(of a sports player or team) suddenly stop performing well.
5》 (in poker and other card games) drop out of a hand.
1》 a form produced by the gentle draping of a garment or piece of cloth.
↘an area of skin that sags or hangs loosely.
2》 a line or crease produced by ~ing.
3》 chiefly Brit. a slight hill or hollow.
4》 Geology a bend or curvature of strata.
~ one's arms bring one's arms together and cross them over one's chest.
OE falden , fealden , of Gmc origin.
1》 a pen or enclosure for livestock, especially sheep.
2》 ( the ~ ) a group or community with shared aims and values.
■ verb shut (livestock) in a ~.
OE fald , of Gmc origin.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004