Definitions for fold

Definitions for (noun) fold

Main entry: fold, folding

Definition: the act of folding

Usage: he gave the napkins a double fold

Main entry: fold, sheep pen, sheepcote, sheepfold

Definition: a pen for sheep

Main entry: plica, fold

Definition: a folded part (as in skin or muscle)

Main entry: flock, fold

Definition: a group of sheep or goats

Main entry: fold, faithful, congregation

Definition: a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

Main entry: fold, folding

Definition: a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock

Main entry: flexure, fold, plication, crease, crimp, bend

Definition: an angular or rounded shape made by folding

Usage: 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

Definitions for (verb) fold

Main entry: fold

Definition: incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating

Usage: Fold the egg whites into the batter

Main entry: fold, fold up

Definition: become folded or folded up

Usage: The bed folds in a jiffy

Main entry: turn up, fold, fold up

Definition: bend or lay so that one part covers the other

Usage: fold up the newspaper; turn up your collar

Main entry: fold, pen up

Definition: confine in a fold, like sheep

Main entry: close, close down, close up, shut down, fold

Definition: cease to operate or cause to cease operating

Usage: The owners decided to move and to close the factory; My business closes every night at 8 P.M.; close up the shop

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