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fold - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fold

Definition
(noun) an angular or rounded shape made by folding
Synonyms : bend , crease , crimp , flexure , plication
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
Synonyms : congregation , faithful

Definition
(noun) a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
Synonyms : folding

Definition
(noun) a group of sheep or goats
Synonyms : flock

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

Definition
(noun) a pen for sheep
Synonyms : sheep pen , sheepcote , sheepfold

Definition
(noun) the act of folding
Synonyms : folding
Example Sentence
  • he gave the napkins a double fold

Definition
(verb) bend or lay so that one part covers the other
Synonyms : fold up , turn up
Example Sentence
  • fold up the newspaper
  • turn up your collar

Definition
(verb) incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating
Example Sentence
  • Fold the egg whites into the batter

Definition
(verb) cease to operate or cause to cease operating
Synonyms : close , close down , close up , shut down
Example Sentence
  • The owners decided to move and to close the factory
  • My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
  • close up the shop

Definition
(verb) confine in a fold, like sheep
Synonyms : pen up

Definition
(verb) become folded or folded up
Synonyms : fold up
Example Sentence
  • The bed folds in a jiffy

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