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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  folded 
  adj  :  bent  over  or  doubled  up  so  that  one  part  lies  on  another;  "a 
  folded  map";  "a  folded  tophat  is  collapsed";  "when  a 
  bird's  wings  are  brought  close  to  the  body  they  are 
  spoken  of  as  folded"  [ant:  {unfolded}] 




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