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  Definition of fold
  1. the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold"
  2. a pen for sheep
  3. a folded part (as a fold of skin or muscle)
  4. a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
  5. 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"
  6. incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg whites into the batter"
  7. become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy"
  8. bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
  9. confine in a fold, like sheep
  10. intertwine; "fold one''s hands, arms, or legs"
  11. 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."
Similar Words: folding, sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote, plica, congregation, faithful, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend, fold up, turn up, pen up, close, shut down, close down

 

Hyponyms: plication, pleating, epicanthus, epicanthic fold, vocal cord, vocal fold, vocal band, plica vocalis, ruga, tentorium, flock, pleat, plait, kink, twist, twirl, pucker, ruck, rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle, plicate, furrow, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp, corrugate, ruffle, tuck, crimp, pinch, cross, collapse, adjourn, withdraw, retire

 

Member Meronyms: denomination

 

Derivational Morphology: fold up, turn up, pen up, congregate, bend, flex, deform, twist, turn, crimp, pinch, pleat, plicate, folding, cuff, turnup, crease, plication, flexure, folder, sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote, closure, closedown, closing, shutdown, closer, stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: vou   Finnish: taittaa  
French: plier   German: falten  
Icelandic: brjóta saman   Italian: piegare  
Portuguese: dobrar   Russian: перегибать  
Spanish: plegar   Swedish: vika  
 
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