Associations to the word «Fold»


FOLD, verb. (transitive) To bend (any thin material, such as paper) over so that it comes in contact with itself.
FOLD, verb. (transitive) To make the proper arrangement (in a thin material) by bending.
FOLD, verb. (intransitive) To become folded; to form folds.
FOLD, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To fall over; to be crushed.
FOLD, verb. (transitive) To enclose within folded arms (see also enfold).
FOLD, verb. (intransitive) To give way on a point or in an argument.
FOLD, verb. (intransitive) (poker) To withdraw from betting.
FOLD, verb. (transitive) (cooking) To stir gently, with a folding action.
FOLD, verb. (intransitive) (business) Of a company, to cease to trade.
FOLD, verb. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands.
FOLD, verb. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
FOLD, noun. An act of folding.
FOLD, noun. A bend or crease.
FOLD, noun. Any correct move in origami.
FOLD, 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.
FOLD, 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.
FOLD, noun. That which is folded together, or which enfolds or envelops; embrace.
FOLD, noun. A group of sheep or goats.
FOLD, noun. A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.
FOLD, noun. A group of people with shared ideas or goals or who live or work together.
FOLD, 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.
FOLD, noun. (computing) (programming) In functional programming, any of a family of higher-order functions that process a data structure recursively to build up a value.
FOLD, noun. A pen or enclosure for sheep or other domestic animals.
FOLD, noun. (figuratively) Home, family.
FOLD, noun. (religion) (Christian) A church congregation, a church, the Christian church as a whole, the flock of Christ.
FOLD, noun. (obsolete) A boundary or limit.
FOLD, verb. To confine sheep in a fold.
FOLD, noun. (dialectal) (poetic or obsolete) The Earth; earth; land, country.
FOLD AWAY, verb. To put away by folding; to collapse something into a space where it can be stored while not in use.
FOLD BOAT, noun. Alternative spelling of foldboat
FOLD BOATS, noun. Plural of fold boat
FOLD DOWN, verb. (transitive) (audio) To downmix.
FOLD NET, noun. A kind of net used to catch birds.
FOLD NETS, noun. Plural of fold net
FOLD ONE'S TENT, verb. (idiomatic) To withdraw, especially in a discreet manner; to disengage; to quit.
FOLD UP, verb. (idiomatic) To make or become more compact by folding.
FOLD UP, verb. (idiomatic) To go out of business.

Dictionary definition

FOLD, noun. 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".
FOLD, noun. A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.
FOLD, noun. A geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock.
FOLD, noun. A group of sheep or goats.
FOLD, noun. A folded part (as in skin or muscle).
FOLD, noun. A pen for sheep.
FOLD, noun. The act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold".
FOLD, verb. Bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar".
FOLD, verb. Incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg whites into the batter".
FOLD, verb. 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".
FOLD, verb. Confine in a fold, like sheep.
FOLD, verb. Become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy".

Wise words

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca