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fold

 
Noun fold has 5 senses
  1. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "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"
    --1 is a kind of angular shape, angularity
    --1 has particulars:
     pleat, plait; kink, twist, twirl; pucker, ruck
    Derived form: verb fold1
  2. congregation, fold, faithful - a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    --2 is a kind of social group
    --2 is a member of denomination
    --2 has particulars: flock
  3. fold, plica - a folded part (as a fold of skin or muscle)
    --3 is a kind of structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
    --3 has particulars:
     epicanthus, epicanthic fold; vocal cord, vocal fold, vocal band, plica vocalis; ruga; tentorium
  4. fold, sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote - a pen for sheep
    --4 is a kind of pen
    Derived form: verb fold5
  5. fold, folding - the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold"
    --5 is a kind of change of shape
    --5 has particulars: plication, pleating
    Derived forms: verb fold6, verb fold1
Verb fold has 6 senses
  1. fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
    --1 is one way to change surface
    Antonyms: unfold, spread, spread out, open
    Derived forms: noun fold1, noun fold5, noun folder2, noun folding2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. fold - intertwine; "fold one's hands, arms, or legs"
    --2 is one way to
    intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. fold - incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg whites into the batter"
    --3 is one way to
    integrate, incorporate
    Sample sentence:
    They fold the sheets
  4. close, fold, shut down, close down - 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."
    Sample sentence:
    The business is going to fold
  5. pen up, fold - confine in a fold, like sheep
    --5 is one way to restrain, confine, hold
    Derived form: noun fold4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  6. fold, fold up - become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy"
    --6 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun fold5
    Sample sentences:
    The sheets didn't fold
    These fabrics fold easily
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