Definitions for folioˈfoʊ liˌoʊ
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pagination, folio, page number, paging(noun)
the system of numbering pages
a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages
"the first folio of Shakespeare's plays"
A leaf of a book or manuscript.
A sheet of paper once folded.
A book made of sheets of paper each folded once (two leaves or four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind, exceeding 30 cm in height.
The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand.
A page of a book.
a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.
A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words.
Origin: From ablative singular form of folium
a leaf of a book or manuscript
a sheet of paper once folded
a book made of sheets of paper each folded once (four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind. See Note under Paper
the page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand
a page of a book; (Bookkeeping) a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number
a leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words
Origin: [Ablative of L. folium leaf. See 4th Foil.]
Folio is a realist sans-serif typeface designed by Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum in 1957 for the Bauersche Gießerei. Bauer licensed the design to Fonderie Typographique Française for sale in France under the name Caravelle. Like Helvetica and Univers, which were also released at the same time, it is part of the International Typographic Style and modeled after Akzidenz-Grotesk. However, Folio is more closely modeled on Akzidenz-Grotesk than the other two, which have larger x-heights. Due to good marketing, the typeface experienced moderate success in the United States. The typeface family was extended in 1963, adding an Extra Bold weight and a Bold Condensed width. The cold type version was issued by Hell AG.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fō′li-ō, n. a sheet of paper once folded: a book of such sheets: the size of such a book: one of several sizes of paper adapted for folding once into well-proportioned leaves: (book-k.) a page in an account-book, or two opposite pages numbered as one: (law) a certain number of words taken as a basis for computing the length of a document: a wrapper for loose papers.—adj. pertaining to or containing paper only once folded.—v.t. to number the pages of: to mark off the end of every folio in law copying.—In folio, in sheets folded but once: in the form of a folio. [Abl. of L. folium, the leaf of a tree, a leaf or sheet of paper.]
The numerical value of folio in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of folio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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The collections managers were in touch to say they had a Shakespeare First Folio and my first reaction was yeah, right, sure you do. But on much closer inspection they turned out to be right.
I am not an expert myself on Shakespeare's pieces, so I wanted to have the opinion of an expert, this is why I contacted Eric Rasmussen to make sure they did not already know about the First Folio. He was actually in London working on the Shakespeare year at the British Library and agreed to come to authenticate the document.
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