1. [ verb ] bend or lay so that one part covers the other
Synonyms: turn_up fold_up

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

Related terms: unfold change_surface crimp wrinkle cross pleat ruffle corrugate tuck collapse furrow tuck cuff folder
2. [ noun ] an angular or rounded shape made by folding
Synonyms: plication flexure crimp bend crease

"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"

Related terms: angular_shape pucker pleat kink bend pleat
3. [ verb ] intertwine

"fold one's hands, arms, or legs"

Related terms: intertwine
4. [ noun ] (religion) a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
Synonyms: congregation faithful
Related terms: social_group flock denomination
5. [ verb ] incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating

"Fold the egg whites into the batter"

Related terms: integrate
6. [ verb ] confine in a fold, like sheep
Synonyms: pen_up
Related terms: restrain
7. [ verb ] cease to operate or cause to cease operating
Synonyms: close shut_down close_down

"The owners decided to move and to close the factory" "My business closes every night at 8 P.M.

Related terms: open adjourn stopping_point closure
8. [ noun ] a pen for sheep
Synonyms: sheep_pen sheepcote sheepfold
Related terms: pen pen_up
9. [ adjective ] (used in combination) multiplied by a specified number

"`fold' is a combing form in expressions like `a fiftyfold increase'"

Related terms: multiple
10. [ verb ] become folded or folded up
Synonyms: fold_up

"The bed folds in a jiffy"

Related terms: change rumple
11. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) a folded part (as a fold of skin or muscle)
Synonyms: plica
Related terms: structure vocal_cord epicanthic_fold ruga tentorium
12. [ noun ] the act of folding
Synonyms: folding

"he gave the napkins a double fold"

Related terms: change_of_shape plication
Similar spelling:   fouled