What does FOLD mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bendnoun

    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"

  2. congregation, fold, faithfulnoun

    a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

  3. fold, foldingnoun

    a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock

  4. flock, foldnoun

    a group of sheep or goats

  5. fold, plicanoun

    a folded part (as in skin or muscle)

  6. fold, sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcotenoun

    a pen for sheep

  7. fold, foldingverb

    the act of folding

    "he gave the napkins a double fold"

  8. fold, fold up, turn upverb

    bend or lay so that one part covers the other

    "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"

  9. foldverb

    incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating

    "Fold the egg whites into the batter"

  10. close up, close, fold, shut down, close downverb

    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"

  11. pen up, foldverb

    confine in a fold, like sheep

  12. fold, fold upverb

    become folded or folded up

    "The bed folds in a jiffy"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foldverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  2. Foldverb

    to double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  3. Foldverb

    to inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  4. Foldverb

    to cover or wrap up; to conceal

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  5. Foldverb

    to become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  6. Fold

    a doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  7. Fold

    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

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  8. Fold

    that which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  9. Foldnoun

    an inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  10. Foldnoun

    a flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  11. Foldnoun

    a boundary; a limit

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  12. Foldverb

    to confine in a fold, as sheep

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

  13. Foldverb

    to confine sheep in a fold

    Etymology: [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. flla, Goth. falan, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pua a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

Freebase

  1. Fold

    A geological fold occurs when one or a stack of originally flat and planar surfaces, such as sedimentary strata, are bent or curved as a result of permanent deformation. Synsedimentary folds are those due to slumping of sedimentary material before it is lithified. Folds in rocks vary in size from microscopic crinkles to mountain-sized folds. They occur singly as isolated folds and in extensive fold trains of different sizes, on a variety of scales. Folds form under varied conditions of stress, hydrostatic pressure, pore pressure, and temperature gradient, as evidenced by their presence in soft sediments, the full spectrum of metamorphic rocks, and even as primary flow structures in some igneous rocks. A set of folds distributed on a regional scale constitutes a fold belt, a common feature of orogenic zones. Folds are commonly formed by shortening of existing layers, but may also be formed as a result of displacement on a non-planar fault, at the tip of a propagating fault, by differential compaction or due to the effects of a high-level igneous intrusion e.g. above a laccolith.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fold

    fōld, n. the doubling of any flexible substance: a part laid over on another: (pl.) complex arrangements, intricacy.—v.t. to lay one part over another: to enclose in a fold or folds, to wrap up: to embrace.—Fold, in composition with numerals=times, as in Ten′fold.—n. Fold′er, the person or thing that folds: a flat knife-like instrument used in folding paper.—adj. Fold′ing, that folds, or that can be folded, as folding-bed, -chair, -joint, -net, -table, &c.—ns. Fold′ing, a fold or plait; Fold′ing-door, a door consisting of two parts hung on opposite jambs, so that their edges come into contact when the door is closed; Fold′ing-machine′, a mechanism that automatically folds printed sheets. [A.S. fealdan, to fold; pa.t. feóld; Ger. falten.]

  2. Fold

    fōld, n. an enclosure for protecting domestic animals, esp. sheep: a flock of sheep: (fig.) a church: the Christian Church.—v.t. to confine in a fold.—n. Fold′ing. [A.S. fald, a fold, stall.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FOLD in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FOLD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of FOLD in a Sentence

  1. Chrissy Houlahan:

    We were all, you know, kind of experiencing our service in different ways, and I think we're able to fold that in together on legislative ideas and our agendas.

  2. Collin Laverty:

    There are four or five really nice hotels in Havana which you can count on for a really quality experience, and I think that needs to increase five-, six-fold.

  3. Vaskó Péter:

    Véremmé lettek a hűs, föld alatti vizek

  4. Jeff Werber:

    In Colorado, where the use of marijuana is now legal, there’s been a four-fold increase in the number of dogs brought to emergency facilities because of the toxic effects.

  5. Erin Perrine:

    We all know about the silent Trump supporter, we want to empower women to share their stories about why they support President Trump and help bring more supporters into the fold.

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  • vouAfrikaans
  • طوىArabic
  • дипла, паство, отказвам се, сгъване, кошара, сгъвам, гънка, лоно, прегъвамBulgarian
  • plec, plegar, séc, plegament, doblegarCatalan, Valencian
  • přeložit, vrása, foldovatCzech
  • sich geschlagen geben, falten, Falzung, Schoß, zusammenbrechen, in sich zusammenfallen, zusammenfalten, Faltung, Falz, aussteigen, Faltmanöver, unterheben, zusammenlegen, Falte, Gemeinde, nachgeben, Schafspferch, zusammenkrachenGerman
  • ποίμνιο, ανοίγω, διπλώνω, δίπλωμα, μαντρί, στάνη, καταρρέω, πτυχή, πτύσσωGreek
  • doblar, pliegue, aprisco, doblamiento, corral, revolver suavemente, ceder, doblarse, cuna, pasar, derribarse, plegar, doblez, redil, incorporar, dobladura, cercaSpanish
  • تاهPersian
  • viikata, taittaa, mennä nurin, poimu, taittaminen, lopettaa, luovuttaa, kaatua, taittelu, karsina, sekoittaa, antaa periksi, laskostaa, taitella, taitos, sulkeaFinnish
  • pliage, parc à moutons, plier bagage, laisser tomber, s’écrouler, plier, pliure, bercail, s'écraser, pli, sein de l’Église, bergerie, se coucher, concéder, incorporer, replier, s’effondrerFrench
  • fillIrish
  • pregar, dobradura, pregadura, dobrarGalician
  • hajtásHungarian
  • ծալել, կնճիռ, ծալքArmenian
  • pakka, brjóta samanIcelandic
  • piegareItalian
  • 折る, 畳むJapanese
  • Korean
  • tewandin, qat, pêçan, çemandinKurdish
  • plicareLatin
  • whakapekaMāori
  • plooien, zich gewonnen geven, plooi, vouwenDutch
  • dobrar, dobra, dobraduraPortuguese
  • îndoi, pliaRomanian
  • скла́дка, уступа́ть, скла́дывать, перегиба́ть, сложи́ть, перегну́ть, скла́дывание, коша́ра, уступи́ть, складкаRussian
  • saviti, савити, сложити, složitiSerbo-Croatian
  • veck, vika, böja, vikning, fålla, läggaSwedish
  • మడచు, మడత, మడతపెట్టుTelugu
  • bükmek, katlamakTurkish
  • gập lạiVietnamese
  • Chinese

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • A. abandon
    • B. reciprocal
    • C. canopy
    • D. arborolatry

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