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fold1

fold1

 
pronunciation:
fold
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: folded, folding, folds
definition 1: to bend over upon itself so that one section lies on or against another section.
She folded the letter before putting it in the envelope.
synonyms:
crease, double over
antonyms:
unfold
similar words:
pleat, tuck
definition 2: to bring together by crossing or twining together.
He folded his arms and leaned against the wall.
synonyms:
cross
definition 3: to bring in toward the body from a stretched position.
The hawk landed on a branch and folded its wings.
similar words:
draw in, pull in, tuck
definition 4: to hold close; clasp or twine together.
He folded her in his arms.
synonyms:
clap, embrace, envelop, hug
similar words:
encircle
definition 5: to wrap, place in a case, or enclose.
She folded the jewel in a piece of gold cloth.
synonyms:
envelop, wrap
similar words:
bind, cover, enclose
definition 6: to be or be able to be folded.
These chairs fold for storage.
synonyms:
close, collapse
antonyms:
unfold
similar words:
bend, double over
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a section that has been bent back over another; pleat.
There was mud in the fold of his pants.
synonyms:
pleat, tuck
similar words:
layer
definition 2: the line, crease, or bend made by folding.
She cut the paper along the fold.
synonyms:
crease
similar words:
bend, burrow, line, mark, ridge, wrinkle
derivations: foldable (adj.), folded (adj.)