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

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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

folate antagonist
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

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