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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fold  \Fold\,  v.  t.  [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?an,  cf  Gr.?  twofold,  Skr.  pu?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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fold  \Fold\,  v.  i. 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fold  \Fold\,  v.  t. 
  To  confine  in  a  fold,  as  sheep. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fold  \Fold\,  n.  [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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fold  \Fold\,  v.  i. 
  To  confine  sheep  in  a  fold.  [R.] 
 
  The  star  that  bids  the  shepherd  fold.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fold  \Fold\,  n.  [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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fold 
  adj  :  (used  in  combination)  multiplied  by  a  specified  number; 
  "`fold'  is  a  combing  form  in  expressions  like  `a 
  fiftyfold  increase'" 
  n  1:  an  angular  shape  made  by  folding  [syn:  {crease},  {plication}, 
  {flexure},  {crimp},  {bend}] 
  2:  a  group  of  people  who  adhere  to  a  common  faith  and 
  habitually  attend  a  given  church  [syn:  {congregation},  {faithful}] 
  3:  a  folded  part  (as  a  fold  of  skin  or  muscle)  [syn:  {plica}] 
  4:  a  pen  for  sheep  [syn:  {sheepfold},  {sheep  pen},  {sheepcote}] 
  5:  the  act  of  folding;  "he  gave  the  napkins  a  double  fold" 
  [syn:  {folding}] 
  v  1:  bend  or  lay  so  that  one  part  covers  the  other  "fold  up  the 
  newspaper"  [syn:  {fold  up},  {turn  up}]  [ant:  {unfold}] 
  2:  intertwine;  "fold  one's  hands,  arms,  or  legs" 
  3:  incorporate  a  food  ingredient  into  a  mixture  by  repeated 
  overturnings  without  stirring  or  beating;  "Fold  the  egg 
  whites  into  the  batter" 
  4:  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.  [syn:  {close},  {shut  down},  {close 
  down}]  [ant:  {open}] 
  5:  confine  in  a  fold,  like  sheep  [syn:  {pen  up}] 
  6:  become  folded;  "The  bed  folds  in  a  jiffy"  [syn:  {fold  up}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Fold 
  an  enclosure  for  flocks  to  rest  together  (Isa.  13:20). 
  Sheep-folds  are  mentioned  Num.  32:16,  24,  36;  2  Sam.  7:8;  Zeph. 
  2:6;  John  10:1,  etc  It  was  prophesied  of  the  cities  of  Ammon 
  (Ezek.  25:5),  Aroer  (Isa.  17:2),  and  Judaea,  that  they  would  be 
  folds  or  couching-places  for  flocks.  "Among  the  pots,"  of  the 
  Authorized  Version  (Ps.  68:13),  is  rightly  in  the  Revised 
  Version,  "among  the  sheepfolds." 
 




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