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  3  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]: 
 
  Folding  \Fold"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  making  a  fold  or  folds;  also  a  fold;  a 
  doubling;  a  plication. 
 
  The  lower  foldings  of  the  vest.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  (Agric.)  The  keepig  of  sheep  in  inclosures  on  arable  land, 
  etc 
 
  {Folding  boat},  a  portable  boat  made  by  stretching  canvas, 
  etc.,  over  jointed  framework,  used  in  campaigning,  and  by 
  tourists,  etc  --Ham.  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  {Folding  chair},  a  chair  which  may  be  shut  up  compactly  for 
  carriage  or  stowage;  a  camp  chair. 
 
  {Folding  door},  one  of  two  or  more  doors  filling  a  single  and 
  hung  upon  hinges. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  folding 
  adj  :  capable  of  being  folded  up  and  stored;  "a  foldaway  bed" 
  [syn:  {foldable},  {foldaway},  {folding(a)}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  folding;  "he  gave  the  napkins  a  double  fold" 
  [syn:  {fold}] 




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