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Definition 1: the act of folding - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the napkins a double fold

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(fold is a kind of ...) an action that changes the shape of something

(... is a kind of fold ) the act of folding in parallel folds

Definition 2: a pen for sheep - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(fold is a kind of ...) an enclosure for confining livestock

Definition 3: a folded part (as in skin or muscle) - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(fold is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of fold ) a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; typical for many east Asian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome

(... is a kind of fold ) either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx

(... is a kind of fold ) (anatomy) a fold or wrinkle or crease

"rugae of the stomach"

(... is a kind of fold ) (anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum

Definition 4: a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(fold is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of fold ) a church congregation guided by a pastor

(... is a member of fold) a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith

Definition 5: a group of sheep or goats - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(fold is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(fold is a member of ...) woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

Definition 6: a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(fold is a kind of ...) (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified

Definition 7: an angular or rounded shape made by folding - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where fold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(fold is a kind of ...) a shape having one or more sharp angles

(... is a kind of fold ) any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape

(... is a kind of fold ) a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

(... is a kind of fold ) an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

Definition 8: incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating - [verb of change]

Samples where fold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fold the egg whites into the batter

(fold is a kind of ...) make into a whole or make part of a whole

"She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal"

Definition 9: become folded or folded up - [verb of change]

Samples where fold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bed folds in a jiffy

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(fold is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of fold ) become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

"This fabric won't wrinkle"

Definition 10: bend or lay so that one part covers the other - [verb of contact]

Samples where fold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fold up the newspaper
  • turn up your collar

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(fold is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(... is a kind of fold ) fold so as to resemble a cross

"she crossed her legs"

(... is a kind of fold ) make ridges into by pinching together

(... is a kind of fold ) make a tuck or several folds in

"tuck the fabric" "tuck in the sheet"

(... is a kind of fold ) pleat or gather into a ruffle

"ruffle the curtain fabric"

(... is a kind of fold ) fold into ridges

"corrugate iron"

(... is a kind of fold ) make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic

"The dress got wrinkled" "crease the paper like this to make a crane"

(... is a kind of fold ) make wrinkled or creased

"furrow one's brow"

(... is a kind of fold ) fold into pleats

"Pleat the cloth"

(... is a kind of fold ) fold or close up

"fold up your umbrella" "collapse the music stand"

Definition 11: confine in a fold, like sheep - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(fold is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

Samples where fold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for fold in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of fold ) break from a meeting or gathering

"We adjourned for lunch" "The men retired to the library"

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