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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

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

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

I'm one of those women who's not to be messed with. I'm very opinionated and boisterous at times. I'm also kind and humble. I know when to fold and when to hold, and that's important. If my edge scares you, then you have a choice to remove yourself.
LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.
Kin Hubbard
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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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