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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fold \Fold\, noun [OE. fald, fold, AS. fald, falod.]

1. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.

Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold. --Milton.

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

There shall be one fold and one shepherd. --John x. 16.

The very whitest lamb in all my fold. --Tennyson.

3. A boundary; a limit. [Obs.] --Creech.

{Fold yard}, an inclosure for sheep or cattle.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fold \Fold\, verb (used without an object) To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold. --1 Kings vi. 34.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fold \Fold\, noun [From {Fold}, v. In sense 2 AS. -feald, akin to fealdan to fold.]

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

Mummies . . . shrouded in a number of folds of linen. --Bacon.

Folds are most common in the rocks of mountainous regions. --J. D. Dana.

2. 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.

3. That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.

Shall from your neck unloose his amorous fold. --Shak.

{Fold net}, a kind of net used in catching birds.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fold \Fold\ (f[=o]ld), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Folded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Folding}.] [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. f[*a]lla, Goth. fal[thorn]an, cf. Gr. di-pla'sios twofold, Skr. pu[.t]a a fold. Cf. {Fauteuil}.]

1. 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.

As a vesture shalt thou fold them up. --Heb. i. 12.

2. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.

3. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.

A face folded in sorrow. --J. Webster.

We will descend and fold him in our arms. --Shak.

4. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.

Nor fold my fault in cleanly coined excuses. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fold \Fold\, verb (used with an object) To confine in a fold, as sheep.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fold \Fold\, verb (used without an object) To confine sheep in a fold. [R.]

The star that bids the shepherd fold. --Milton. foldable

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fold

noun

1: 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" [syn: {fold}, {crease}, {plication}, {flexure}, {crimp}, {bend}]

2: a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church [syn: {congregation}, {fold}, {faithful}]

3: a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock [syn: {fold}, {folding}]

4: a group of sheep or goats [syn: {flock}, {fold}]

5: a folded part (as in skin or muscle) [syn: {fold}, {plica}]

6: a pen for sheep [syn: {fold}, {sheepfold}, {sheep pen}, {sheepcote}]

7: the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold" [syn: {fold}, {folding}]

verb

1: bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar" [syn: {fold}, {fold up}, {turn up}] [ant: {open}, {spread}, {spread out}, {unfold}]

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; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop" [syn: {close up}, {close}, {fold}, {shut down}, {close down}] [ant: {open}, {open up}]

4: confine in a fold, like sheep [syn: {pen up}, {fold}]

5: become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy" [syn: {fold}, {fold up}]


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