What does folio mean?
Definitions for folio
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pagination, folio, page number, pagingnoun
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.
Etymology: From ablative singular form of folium
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A large book, of which the pages are formed by a sheet of paper once doubled.
Etymology: in folio, Latin.
Plumbinus and Plumeo made less progress in knowledge, though they had read over more folio’s. Isaac Watts, Improvement.
The term "folio" (from Latin folium 'leaf'), has three interconnected but distinct meanings in the world of books and printing: first, it is a term for a common method of arranging sheets of paper into book form, folding the sheet only once, and a term for a book made in this way; second, it is a general term for a sheet, leaf or page in (especially) manuscripts and old books; and third, it is an approximate term for the size of a book, and for a book of this size. First, a folio (abbreviated fo or 2o) is a book or pamphlet made up of one or more full sheets of paper, on each of which four pages of text are printed, two on each side; each sheet is then folded once to produce two leaves. Each leaf of a folio book thus is one half the size of the original sheet. Ordinarily, additional printed folio sheets would be inserted inside one another to form a group or "gathering" of leaves prior to binding the book. Second, folio is used in terms of page numbering for some books and most manuscripts that are bound but without page numbers as an equivalent of "page" (both sides), "sheet" or "leaf", using "recto" and "verso" to designate the first and second sides, and (unlike the usage in printing) disregarding whether the leaf concerned is actually physically still joined with another leaf. This usually appears abbreviated: "f26r." means the first side of the 26th leaf in a book. This will be on the right hand side of the opening of any book composed in a script that is read from left-to-right, such as Latin (as used in English), Cyrillic, or Greek, and will be opposite for books composed in a script that is read from right-to-left, such as Hebrew and Arabic. Third, folio is also used as an approximate term for a size of book, typically about 15 inches (38 cm) tall, and as such does not necessarily indicate the actual printing format of the books, which may even be unknown as is the case for many modern books. Other common book formats are quarto and octavo, which are both also printing formats, involving two and three folds in the sheet respectively. Famous folios (in both senses) include the Gutenberg Bible, printed in about 1455, and the First Folio collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, printed in 1623; however, their actual size is rather different.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Folio is ranked #76029 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Folio surname appeared 253 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Folio.
94.4% or 239 total occurrences were White.
3.5% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of folio in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of folio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of folio in a Sentence
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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