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NOUN (7)

1. an angular or rounded shape made by folding;
- Example: "a fold in the napkin"
- Example: "a crease in his trousers"
- Example: "a plication on her blouse"
- Example: "a flexure of the colon"
- Example: "a bend of his elbow"
[syn: fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend]

2. a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church;
[syn: congregation, fold, faithful]

3. a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock;
[syn: fold, folding]

4. a group of sheep or goats;
[syn: flock, fold]

5. a folded part (as in skin or muscle);
[syn: fold, plica]

6. a pen for sheep;
[syn: fold, sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote]

7. the act of folding;
- Example: "he gave the napkins a double fold"
[syn: fold, folding]


VERB (5)

1. bend or lay so that one part covers the other;
- Example: "fold up the newspaper"
- Example: "turn up your collar"
[syn: fold, fold up, turn up]

2. incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating;
- Example: "Fold the egg whites into the batter"

3. cease to operate or cause to cease operating;
- Example: "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"
- Example: "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."
- Example: "close up the shop"
[syn: close up, close, fold, shut down, close down]

4. confine in a fold, like sheep;
[syn: pen up, fold]

5. become folded or folded up;
- Example: "The bed folds in a jiffy"
[syn: fold, fold up]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fold \Fold\, v. t. To confine in a fold, as sheep. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fold \Fold\, v. i. To confine sheep in a fold. [R.] [1913 Webster] The star that bids the shepherd fold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] foldable
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fold \Fold\, v. i. To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold. --1 Kings vi. 34. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fold \Fold\, n. [From Fold, v. In sense 2 AS. -feald, akin to fealdan to fold.] 1. A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication. [1913 Webster] Mummies . . . shrouded in a number of folds of linen. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Folds are most common in the rocks of mountainous regions. --J. D. Dana. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace. [1913 Webster] Shall from your neck unloose his amorous fold. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Fold net, a kind of net used in catching birds. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fold \Fold\ (f[=o]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Folded; p. pr. & vb. n. Folding.] [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. f[*a]lla, Goth. fal[thorn]an, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pu[.t]a a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.] 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. [1913 Webster] As a vesture shalt thou fold them up. --Heb. i. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair. [1913 Webster] 3. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace. [1913 Webster] A face folded in sorrow. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster] We will descend and fold him in our arms. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To cover or wrap up; to conceal. [1913 Webster] Nor fold my fault in cleanly coined excuses. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fold \Fold\, n. [OE. fald, fold, AS. fald, falod.] 1. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen. [1913 Webster] Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold. [1913 Webster] There shall be one fold and one shepherd. --John x. 16. [1913 Webster] The very whitest lamb in all my fold. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. A boundary; a limit. [Obs.] --Creech. [1913 Webster] Fold yard, an inclosure for sheep or cattle. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fold n 1: 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" [syn: fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend] 2: a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church [syn: congregation, fold, faithful] 3: a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock [syn: fold, folding] 4: a group of sheep or goats [syn: flock, fold] 5: a folded part (as in skin or muscle) [syn: fold, plica] 6: a pen for sheep [syn: fold, sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote] 7: the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold" [syn: fold, folding] v 1: bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar" [syn: fold, fold up, turn up] [ant: open, spread, spread out, unfold] 2: incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg whites into the batter" 3: 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" [syn: close up, close, fold, shut down, close down] [ant: open, open up] 4: confine in a fold, like sheep [syn: pen up, fold] 5: become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy" [syn: fold, fold up]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

269 Moby Thesaurus words for "fold": KO, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, arena, armpit, assembly, average, bang, bar, barricade, basin, batten, batten down, be ruined, become insolvent, bend, bisect, bolt, bomb, bosom, bowl, break, brethren, bust, button, button up, call off, cancel, cave, cave in, cavity, choke, choke off, churchgoers, cincture, clap, clasp, class, clip, close, close down, close up, coat, coating, collapse, collop, complete, concave, concavity, confine, congregation, constrict, contain, container, contract, coop, corrugation, court, courtyard, cover, covering, crap out, crash, crater, crease, crimp, crinkle, crisp, crypt, cup, curtilage, cut, deal, deflate, delete, delimited field, depression, dip, disk, dispose of, dog-ear, double, double over, draw a blank, drop a bomb, drop the ball, drop the curtain, embosom, embrace, enclave, enclose, enclosure, end off, enfold, envelop, enwrap, expunge, extinguish, fail, fall in, fan, fasten, feuille, field, film, finalize, finish, flap, flock, flop, flounce, flummox, flute, foil, fold over, fold up, follicle, frill, funnel chest, furrow, gather, get it over, get left, get over with, get through with, give the quietus, give way, go bankrupt, go broke, go into receivership, go to pot, go to ruin, go under, go up, ground, hole, hollow, hollow shell, hug, implode, infold, interfold, kayo, key, kibosh, kill, knock out, lacuna, laity, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, lap over, latch, lay an egg, laymen, leaf, list, lock, lock out, lock up, lose out, membrane, middle, minyan, nonclerics, nonordained persons, not hack it, not make it, occlude, overlap, padlock, pale, paling, pane, panel, parish, parishioners, park, patina, peel, pellicle, pen, people, perfect, pit, plait, plank, plat, plate, plating, pleat, plica, plicate, plumb, ply, plywood, pocket, polish off, press, pucker, punch bowl, puncture, put paid to, quad, quadrangle, quill, rasher, ridge, rimple, rivel, ruck, ruff, ruffle, safety glass, scoop, scrag, scum, seal, seal off, seal up, seculars, secure, sheep, sheet, shell, shoot down, shut, shut down, shut the door, shut up, sink, sinus, skin, slab, slam, slat, slice, snap, society, socket, square, squeeze, squeeze shut, strangle, strike out, table, tablet, take the count, theater, toft, trough, tuck, turn over, twill, veneer, vug, wafer, whiff, wipe out, wrap, wrinkle, yard, zap, zip up, zipper
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Fold an enclosure for flocks to rest together (Isa. 13:20). Sheep-folds are mentioned Num. 32:16, 24, 36; 2 Sam. 7:8; Zeph. 2:6; John 10:1, etc. It was prophesied of the cities of Ammon (Ezek. 25:5), Aroer (Isa. 17:2), and Judaea, that they would be folds or couching-places for flocks. "Among the pots," of the Authorized Version (Ps. 68:13), is rightly in the Revised Version, "among the sheepfolds."