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Meaning & Definition of Fold in English

English

Fold

/foʊld/

noun

1. An angular or rounded shape made by folding

  • "A fold in the napkin"
  • "A crease in his trousers"
  • "A plication on her blouse"
  • "A flexure of the colon"
  • "A bend of his elbow"
    synonym:
  • fold
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • plication
  • ,
  • flexure
  • ,
  • crimp
  • ,
  • bend

2. A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

    synonym:
  • congregation
  • ,
  • fold
  • ,
  • faithful

3. A geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock

    synonym:
  • fold
  • ,
  • folding

4. A group of sheep or goats

    synonym:
  • flock
  • ,
  • fold

5. A folded part (as in skin or muscle)

    synonym:
  • fold
  • ,
  • plica

6. A pen for sheep

    synonym:
  • fold
  • ,
  • sheepfold
  • ,
  • sheep pen
  • ,
  • sheepcote

7. The act of folding

  • "He gave the napkins a double fold"
    synonym:
  • fold
  • ,
  • folding

verb

1. Bend or lay so that one part covers the other

  • "Fold up the newspaper"
  • "Turn up your collar"
    synonym:
  • fold
  • ,
  • fold up
  • ,
  • turn up

2. Incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating

  • "Fold the egg whites into the batter"
    synonym:
  • fold

3. Cease to operate or cause to cease operating

  • "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"
  • "My business closes every night at 8 p.m."
  • "Close up the shop"
    synonym:
  • close up
  • ,
  • close
  • ,
  • fold
  • ,
  • shut down
  • ,
  • close down

4. Confine in a fold, like sheep

    synonym:
  • pen up
  • ,
  • fold

5. Become folded or folded up

  • "The bed folds in a jiffy"
    synonym:
  • fold
  • ,
  • fold up

Examples of using

Do not fold!