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fold

noun (n)

  • an angular or rounded shape made by folding (noun.shape)
    Example:
    A fold in the napkin.
    source: wordnet30
  • a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock (noun.process)
    Synonym: folding
    source: wordnet30
  • a group of sheep or goats (noun.group)
    Synonym: flock
    source: wordnet30
  • a folded part (as in skin or muscle) (noun.body)
    Synonym: plica
    source: wordnet30
  • a pen for sheep (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of folding (noun.act)
    Example:
    He gave the napkins a double fold.
    source: wordnet30
  • A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • bend or lay so that one part covers the other (verb.contact)
    Synonym: fold up, turn up
    Antonym: open, spread, spread out, unfold
    Example:
    Fold up the newspaper.
    source: wordnet30
  • incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating (verb.change)
    Example:
    Fold the egg whites into the batter.
    source: wordnet30
  • cease to operate or cause to cease operating (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • confine in a fold, like sheep (verb.contact)
    Synonym: pen up
    source: wordnet30
  • become folded or folded up (verb.change)
    Synonym: fold up
    Example:
    The bed folds in a jiffy.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To confine in a fold, as sheep. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To confine sheep in a fold. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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