Definition of Fold

1. Noun. An angular or rounded shape made by folding. "A bend of his elbow"

Exact synonyms: Bend, Crease, Crimp, Flexure, Plication
Specialized synonyms: Plait, Pleat, Kink, Twirl, Twist, Pucker, Ruck
Generic synonyms: Angular Shape, Angularity
Derivative terms: Bend, Bend, Crimp, Flex, Plicate



2. Verb. Bend or lay so that one part covers the other. "They fold the sheets"; "Turn up your collar"
Exact synonyms: Fold Up, Turn Up
Generic synonyms: Change Surface
Specialized synonyms: Pleat, Plicate, Crease, Furrow, Wrinkle, Crease, Crinkle, Crisp, Ruckle, Scrunch, Scrunch Up, Wrinkle, Corrugate, Pleat, Ruffle, Tuck, Crimp, Pinch, Cross, Collapse
Derivative terms: Folder, Folding, Turnup
Antonyms: Unfold

3. Noun. A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.
Exact synonyms: Congregation, Faithful
Generic synonyms: Social Group
Specialized synonyms: Flock
Group relationships: Denomination
Derivative terms: Congregate

4. Verb. Incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating. "They fold the sheets"; "Fold the egg whites into the batter"
Generic synonyms: Incorporate, Integrate

5. Noun. A geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock.
Exact synonyms: Folding
Generic synonyms: Geologic Process, Geological Process

6. Verb. Cease to operate or cause to cease operating. "The business is going to fold "; "Close up the shop"
Exact synonyms: Close, Close Down, Close Up, Shut Down
Specialized synonyms: Adjourn, Retire, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Close, Closer, Closing, Closure, Closedown, Shutdown
Antonyms: Open

7. Noun. A group of sheep or goats.
Exact synonyms: Flock
Member holonyms: Sheep
Generic synonyms: Animal Group

8. Verb. Confine in a fold, like sheep. "They want to fold the prisoners "
Exact synonyms: Pen Up
Generic synonyms: Confine, Hold, Restrain

9. Noun. A folded part (as in skin or muscle).

10. Verb. Become folded or folded up. "These fabrics fold easily"; "The bed folds in a jiffy"
Exact synonyms: Fold Up
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Crumple, Rumple, Wrinkle

11. Noun. A pen for sheep.
Exact synonyms: Sheep Pen, Sheepcote, Sheepfold
Generic synonyms: Pen

12. Noun. The act of folding. "He gave the napkins a double fold"
Exact synonyms: Folding
Generic synonyms: Change Of Shape
Specialized synonyms: Pleating, Plication

Definition of Fold

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.

3. n. A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.

4. n. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.

5. v. t. To confine in a fold, as sheep.

6. v. i. To confine sheep in a fold.

Definition of Fold

1. Verb. (transitive) To bend (any thin material, such as paper) over so that it comes in contact with itself. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make the proper arrangement (in a thin material) by bending. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive informal) To fall over; to be crushed. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To enclose within folded arms (''see also'' enfold). ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To give way on a point or in an argument. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive poker) To withdraw from betting. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive cooking) To stir gently, with a folding action. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive business) Of a company, to cease to trade. ¹

9. Noun. An act of folding. ¹

10. Noun. A bend or crease. ¹

11. Noun. Any correct move in origami. ¹

12. Noun. (newspapers) The division between the top and bottom halves of a broadsheet: headlines above the fold will be readable in a newsstand display; usually ''the fold''. ¹

13. Noun. (by extension web design) The division between the part of a web page visible in a web browser window without scrolling; usually ''the fold''. ¹

14. Noun. (geology) The bending or curving of one or a stack of originally flat and planar surfaces, such as sedimentary strata, as a result of plastic (i.e. permanent) deformation. ¹

15. Noun. A pen or enclosure for sheep or other domestic animals. ¹

16. Noun. (figuratively) Home, family. ¹

17. Noun. (religion Christian) A church congregation, a church, the Christian church as a whole, the flock of Christ. ¹

18. Noun. (obsolete) A boundary or limit. ¹

19. Verb. To confine sheep in a fold. ¹

20. Noun. (dialectal poetic or obsolete) The Earth; earth; land, country. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fold

1. to lay one part over another part of [v -ED, -ING, -S] : FOLDABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Fold

1. 1. A ridge or margin apparently formed by the doubling back of a lamina. See: plica. 2. In the embryo, a transient elevation or reduplication of tissue in the form of a lamina. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fold

foists
foistware
foisty
foitite
fol-de-rol
folacin
folacins
folar
folate
folate antagonist
folates
folboat
folboats
folbot
folbots
fold (current term)
fold-back elements
fold boat
fold boats
fold of chorda tympani
fold of laryngeal nerve
fold of left vena cava
fold of superior laryngeal nerve
fold one's tent
fold up
foldabilities
foldability
foldable
foldably
foldage

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