Meaning of FOLD in English


noun a boundary; a limit.

2. fold ·vi to confine sheep in a fold.

3. fold ·vt to confine in a fold, as sheep.

4. fold ·noun an inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.

5. fold ·vt to cover or wrap up; to conceal.

6. fold ·v that which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.

7. fold ·noun a flock of sheep; figuratively, the church or a church; as, christ's fold.

8. fold ·vt to double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.

9. fold ·v a doubling,·esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.

10. fold ·vi to become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.

11. fold ·vt 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.

12. fold ·vt to inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.

13. fold ·v 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.

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