|1.||[ verb ] bend or lay so that one part covers the other|
"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"
|4.||[ noun ] (religion) a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church|
|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"
|6.||[ verb ] confine in a fold, like sheep|
|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'"
|10.||[ verb ] become folded or folded 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)|
|Related terms:||structure vocal_cord epicanthic_fold ruga tentorium|
|12.||[ noun ] the act of folding|
"he gave the napkins a double fold"
|Related terms:||change_of_shape plication|