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Definition of fold:

  1. A boundary; a limit.
  2. A doubling, esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.
  3. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.
  4. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.
  5. That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.
  6. 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.
  7. To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.
  8. To confine in a fold, as sheep.
  9. To confine sheep in a fold.
  10. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
  11. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.
  12. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.
  13. 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.


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