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Definition of Fold


  1. 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. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.
  3. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.
  4. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
  5. To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.
  6. A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.
  7. Times or repetitions; -- used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple ratio, multiplied by four.
  8. That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.
  9. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.
  10. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.
  11. A boundary; a limit.
  12. To confine in a fold, as sheep.
  13. To confine sheep in a fold.

Fold Quotations

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Swami Vivekananda

When the going gets tough, I'm not always sure what you do. I'm not saying that I know how to fix everything when the going gets tough, but I do know this: when the going goes tough, you don't quit. And you don't fold up. And you don't go in the other direction.
John Madden

In life, everybody faces choices between doing what's popular, easy, and wrong vs. doing what's lonely, difficult, and right. These decisions intensify when you run a company, because the consequences get magnified 1,000 fold. As in life, the excuses for CEOs making the wrong choice are always plentiful.
Ben Horowitz

My daughter is very strong-willed and is a great kid. She doesn't drink. She doesn't smoke. She doesn't fold to peer pressure. I think how affectionate my wife and I have been with her over the years all plays into that. She realizes the more people she is exposed to that kids who have both parents around grow up to be much better people.
Doug Flutie
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Fold Translations

fold in Danish is fold, folde
fold in Dutch is omvouwen, vouwen, plooien
fold in Finnish is taivuttaa
fold in French is pliez, pli, plient, plions, plissons, plier
fold in German is falten, Falte, zusammenklappen, gefaltete
fold in Latin is sinus
fold in Norwegian is fold, brette, folde
fold in Portuguese is dobra
fold in Spanish is doblar, dobladura, plegar, zangamanga, plegado
fold in Swedish is vika
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