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Verb: fold  fówld
  1. Bend or lay so that one part covers the other
    "fold up the newspaper";
    - fold up, turn up
     
  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
    "fold the shop";
    - close up, close, shut down, close down
     
  4. Confine in a fold, like sheep
    - pen up
     
  5. Become folded or folded up
    "The bed folds in a jiffy";
    - fold up
Noun: fold  fówld
  1. An angular or rounded shape made by folding
    "a fold in the napkin";
    - crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend
     
  2. A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    - congregation, faithful
     
  3. A geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
    - folding
     
  4. A group of sheep or goats
    - flock
     
  5. A folded part (as in skin or muscle)
    - plica
     
  6. A pen for sheep
    - sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote
     
  7. The act of folding
    "he gave the napkins a double fold";
    - folding

Derived forms: folded, folds, folding

Type of: anatomical structure, angular shape, angularity, animal group, bodily structure, body structure, change, change of shape, change surface, complex body part, confine, geologic process, geological process, hold, incorporate, integrate, pen, restrain, social group, structure

Antonym: unfold

Part of: denomination

Encyclopedia: Fold