Meaning of FOLD in English

FOLD

n.

Pronunciation: ' f ō ld

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English falod; akin to Old Saxon faled enclosure

Date: before 12th century

1 : an enclosure for sheep

2 a : a flock of sheep b : a group of people or institutions that share a common faith, belief, activity, or enthusiasm

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