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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.

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
George Eliot

You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run.
Kenny Rogers

I don't need a man. But I'm happier with one. I like to have someone I can touch and squeeze and kiss. But I don't fold up and die if I don't have a man around.
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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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