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fold Explained

fold at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


fold at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v ----------//
1 bend:
2 smaller/neater:
3 furniture etc:
4 fold your arms:
5 business:
6 cover:
7 fold somebody in your arms: Phrasal verbs// fold something → in// ----------// [Language: Old English; Origin: fealdan]//
1 BEND: [T] to bend a piece of paper, cloth etc by laying or pressing one part over another// --Fold the paper along the dotted line.// --It'll fit in if you fold it in half .// fold sth over/under/down etc// --Spoon the filling onto the dough, fold it over, and press down the edges.//
2 SMALLER/NEATER: also fold up // [T] to fold something several times so that it makes a small neat shape// unfold// --I wish you kids would fold up your clothes!// --He folded the map neatly.//
3 FURNITURE ETC: [I and T] if something such as a piece of furniture folds, or you fold it, you make it smaller or move it to a different position by bending it// --The chairs fold flat for storage.// fold (sth) away/up/down etc// --a useful little bed that folds away when you don't need it// --Can you fold the shutters back?// folding//
4 fold your arms: to bend your arms so that they rest together against your body// --George stood silently with his arms folded.//
5 BUSINESS: also fold up // [I] if an organization folds, it closes because it does not have enough money to continue//
6 COVER: [T always + adverb/preposition] to cover something, especially by wrapping it in material or putting your hand over it// fold sth in sth// --a silver dagger folded in a piece of white cloth//
7 fold sb in your arms: literary to hold someone closely by putting your arms around them// fold in [fold sth → in] phr v// to gently mix another substance into a mixture when you are preparing food// --Next, fold in the sugar.//
fold 2 n [C] ----------//
1 line:
2 skin/material:
3 the fold:
4 sheep:
5 rock: ----------// [Sense: 1,2,5; Date: 1200-1300; Origin: FOLD1]// [Sense: 3,4; Origin: Old English falod]//
1 LINE: a line made in paper or material when you fold one part of it over another// --Bend back the card and cut along the fold.//
2 SKIN/MATERIAL: [usually plural] the folds in material, skin etc are the loose parts that hang over other parts of it// --Her dress hung in soft folds .//
3 the fold: the group of people that you belong to and share the same beliefs and ideas as// return/come back to the fold // --The Church will welcome him back into the fold.// stray from/leave the fold // --a former advocate of free market economics who had strayed from the fold//
4 SHEEP: a small area of a field surrounded by a wall or fence where sheep are kept for safety// pen// corral//
5 ROCK: technical a bend in layers of rock, caused by underground movements in the earth//

fold at Danish => English Of Explained:

diplomadirect, straig

fold at Danish => English Of Explained:

t outshoot deaddeafCh

föld at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

dirt, earth, ground, land, soil, terra

fold at Norwegian => English Of Explained:

d, t

fold at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

wrap each input line to fit in specified width From whatis

fold at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In geology, an undulation or wave in the stratified rocks of the earth's crust. Stratified rocks were originally formed from sediments that were deposited in flat, horizontal sheets, although in some places the strata are no longer horizontal but have warped. The warping may be so gentle that the inclination of the strata is barely perceptible, or it may be so pronounced that the strata of the two flanks are essentially parallel or nearly flat. Folds vary widely in size; the tops of large folds are commonly eroded away on the earth's surface.

fold at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

269 Moby Thesaurus words for "fold":
KO, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, arena, armpit, assembly,
average, bang, bar, barricade, basin, batten, batten down,
be ruined, become insolvent, bend, bisect, bolt, bomb, bosom, bowl,
break, brethren, bust, button, button up, call off, cancel, cave,
cave in, cavity, choke, choke off, churchgoers, cincture, clap,
clasp, class, clip, close, close down, close up, coat, coating,
collapse, collop, complete, concave, concavity, confine,
congregation, constrict, contain, container, contract, coop,
corrugation, court, courtyard, cover, covering, crap out, crash,
crater, crease, crimp, crinkle, crisp, crypt, cup, curtilage, cut,
deal, deflate, delete, delimited field, depression, dip, disk,
dispose of, dog-ear, double, double over, draw a blank,
drop a bomb, drop the ball, drop the curtain, embosom, embrace,
enclave, enclose, enclosure, end off, enfold, envelop, enwrap,
expunge, extinguish, fail, fall in, fan, fasten, feuille, field,
film, finalize, finish, flap, flock, flop, flounce, flummox, flute,
foil, fold over, fold up, follicle, frill, funnel chest, furrow,
gather, get it over, get left, get over with, get through with,
give the quietus, give way, go bankrupt, go broke,
go into receivership, go to pot, go to ruin, go under, go up,
ground, hole, hollow, hollow shell, hug, implode, infold,
interfold, kayo, key, kibosh, kill, knock out, lacuna, laity,
lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, lap over,
latch, lay an egg, laymen, leaf, list, lock, lock out, lock up,
lose out, membrane, middle, minyan, nonclerics,
nonordained persons, not hack it, not make it, occlude, overlap,
padlock, pale, paling, pane, panel, parish, parishioners, park,
patina, peel, pellicle, pen, people, perfect, pit, plait, plank,
plat, plate, plating, pleat, plica, plicate, plumb, ply, plywood,
pocket, polish off, press, pucker, punch bowl, puncture,
put paid to, quad, quadrangle, quill, rasher, ridge, rimple, rivel,
ruck, ruff, ruffle, safety glass, scoop, scrag, scum, seal,
seal off, seal up, seculars, secure, sheep, sheet, shell,
shoot down, shut, shut down, shut the door, shut up, sink, sinus,
skin, slab, slam, slat, slice, snap, society, socket, square,
squeeze, squeeze shut, strangle, strike out, table, tablet,
take the count, theater, toft, trough, tuck, turn over, twill,
veneer, vug, wafer, whiff, wipe out, wrap, wrinkle, yard, zap,
zip up, zipper

fold at Danish => English Of Explained:

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fold at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Disorganization): derangement, disorder, discomposure, disturbance, disorganization, dislocation, perturbation, interruption, shuffling, inversion, corrugation, fold, involvement, interchange.

[N] (Bisection [division in two]): bisection, bipartition, dichotomy, halving, bifurcation, forking, dichotomy, branching, ramification, fork, prong, fold, half, moiety.

[N] (Enclosure): enclosure, envelope, case, receptacle, wrapper, girdle, pen, fold, paddock, pound, corral, yard, net, wall, hedge, enceinte.

[N] (Angularity): angularity, angle, cusp, bend, fold, notch, fork, bifurcation, elbow, knee, joint, knuckle, ankle, zigzag, corner, nook, right angle, perpendicularity, obliquity.

[N] (Fold): fold, plait, pleat, crease, flectoin, joint, elbow, doubling, gathering, wrinkle, crinkle, crumple, rumple, ruffle, corrugation, flounce, pucker.

[V] (Fold): fold, double, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, rumple, flute, frizzle, twill, corrugate, ruffle, crumple, pucker, double down, tuck, hem, gather rumpled, wrinkled, gathered, corrugated, ruffled, puckered.

[N] (Fold): fold, plait, pleat, crease, flectoin, joint, elbow, doubling, gathering, wrinkle, crinkle, crumple, rumple, ruffle, corrugation, flounce, pucker.

[V] (Fold): fold, double, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, rumple, flute, frizzle, twill, corrugate, ruffle, crumple, pucker, double down, tuck, hem,

[ADJ] (Fold): folded, fluted, pleated, plied, creased, doubled, crinkled, rumpled, wrinkled, gathered, corrugated, ruffled, puckered.

[N] (Congregation): laity, flock, fold, congregation, assembly, brethren, people, parishioner.

Fold at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

tor, adding machine, cash register, computer.[N] (Sale): seller, salesman, saleswoman, cashier, vendor, merchant, auctioneer.

[N] (Treasurer): treasurer, bursar, purser, banker, trustee, accountant, paymaster, cashier, teller, financier.[N] (Copy): {Result of imitation}: copy, facsimile, counterpart, effigy, form, likeness, image, picture, photo, xerox, similitude, semblance, photo offset, electrotype, imitatio

fold at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun

1 [VN] ~ sth (up) | ~ sth (back, down, over, etc.) to bend sth, especially paper or fabric, so that one part lies on top of another part:
He folded the map up and put it in his pocket. * First, fold the paper in half / in two. * The blankets had been folded down. * a pile of neatly folded clothes * The bird folded its wings.
see also FOLD-UP

2 ~ (sth)(away / down) to bend sth so that it becomes smaller or flatter and can be stored or carried more easily; to bend or be able to bend in this way:
[VN] The bed can be folded away during the day. * [V] The table folds up when not in use. * (figurative) When she heard the news, her legs just folded under her (= she fell). * [V-ADJ] The ironing board folds flat for easy storage.

3 [VN] ~ A in B | ~ B round / over A to wrap sth around sb/sth:
She gently folded the baby in a blanket. * She folded a blanket around the baby.
4 [V] (of a company, a play, etc.) to close because it is not successful:
The new musical folded after only twenty performances.
fold sb in your arms (literary) to put your arms around sb and hold them against your body
fold your arms to put one of your arms over the other one and hold them against your body:
He stood watching her with his arms folded across his chest.
fold your hands to bring or hold your hands together:
She kept her hands folded in her lap.
fold sth<->in | fold sth into sth (in cooking) to add one substance to another and gently mix them together:
Fold in the beaten egg whites.
1 [C] a part of sth, especially fabric, that is folded or hangs as if it had been folded:
the folds of her dress * loose folds of skin
2 [C] a mark or line made by folding sth, or showing where sth should be folded:
Why is the place I want to find always on the fold of the map?
3 [C] an area in a field surrounded by a fence or wall where sheep are kept for safety
4 (the fold) [sing.] a group of people with whom you feel you belong or who share the same ideas or beliefs:
He called on former Republican voters to return to the fold. * She was determined to draw Matthew back into the family fold.
5 [C] (geology) a curve or bend in the line of the layers of rock in the earth's CRUST
6 [C] (BrE) a hollow place among hills or mountains

Fold at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

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.

Fold \Fold\, v. i.
To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another
of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the
door fold. --1 Kings vi. 34.

Fold \Fold\, v. t.
To confine in a fold, as sheep.

Fold \Fold\, n. [From {Fold}, v. In sense 2 AS. -feald, akin to
fealdan to fold.]
1. A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid
over on another part; a plait; a plication.

Mummies . . . shrouded in a number of folds of
linen. --Bacon.

Folds are most common in the rocks of mountainous
regions. --J. D. Dana.

2. 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.

3. That which is folded together, or which infolds or
envelops; embrace.

Shall from your neck unloose his amorous fold.

{Fold net}, a kind of net used in catching birds.

Fold \Fold\, v. i.
To confine sheep in a fold. [R.]

The star that bids the shepherd fold. --Milton.

Fold \Fold\, n. [OE. fald, fold, AS. fald, falod.]
1. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.

Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold.

2. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church;
as, Christ's fold.

There shall be one fold and one shepherd. --John x.

The very whitest lamb in all my fold. --Tennyson.

3. A boundary; a limit. [Obs.] --Creech.

{Fold yard}, an inclosure for sheep or cattle.

fold at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the
newspaper"; "turn up your collar" [syn: {fold up}, {turn
up}] [ant: {unfold}]
2: intertwine; "fold one's hands, arms, or legs"
3: incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly
turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg
whites into the batter"
4: 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." [syn: {close}, {shut down},
{close down}] [ant: {open}]
5: confine in a fold, like sheep [syn: {pen up}]
6: become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy" [syn:
{fold up}]

n 1: 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"
[syn: {crease}, {plication}, {flexure}, {crimp}, {bend}]
2: a group of people who adhere to a common faith and
habitually attend a given church [syn: {congregation}, {faithful}]
3: a folded part (as a fold of skin or muscle) [syn: {plica}]
4: a pen for sheep [syn: {sheepfold}, {sheep pen}, {sheepcote}]
5: the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold"
[syn: {folding}]

fold at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » -fold|föld


Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /fəʊld/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /f@Uld/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » fōld, Inter: IPA » /foʊld/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /foUld/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-fold.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊld

    Etymology 1

    Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » folden|folden|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » fealdan|fealdan|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » falþanan||to fold|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » palo-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » plō-||to fold|lang=ine-pro. Akin to Inter: etyl » nl|- vouwen, Inter: etyl » de|- falten, Inter: etyl » got|- {{term|
  • föld at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Föld|fold



    From Proto-Ugric


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈføld/|lang=hu


    Inter: hu-noun » ek
  • earth
    1. soil
    2. land
    3. land surface
    4. dirt
    5. Inter: electricity » lang=hu ground


      Inter: hu-decl-ek2 » föl|d|etInter: hu-pos-etek » föld|j|jei

      Derived terms

      * földel

  • földi

  • ;Compound words
    Inter: top » 4
    • alföld
    • anyaföld
    • felföld
    • belföld
    • külföld
    • földalatti

    Inter: mid » 4
  • földbirtokos
  • földcsuszamlás
  • földelés
  • földgáz
  • földmérés

  • Inter: mid » 4
    • földnyelv
    • földrajz
    • földrengés
    • földrész
    • földtan

    Inter: mid » 4
  • földteke
  • földtudomány
  • mérföld
  • senkiföldje
  • szárazföld
  • szülőföld

  • Inter: botto » m
    ;Proper nouns
    • Angyalföld
    • Baszkföld
    • Csecsenföld
    • Lappföld

  • eget-földet megmozgat

  • Category: Category:hu:Nature -
    Translation: et » föld
    Translation: fr » föld
    Translation: ko » föld
    Translation: io » föld
    Translation: it » föld
    Translation: lo » föld
    Translation: li » föld
    Translation: hu » föld
    Translation: mg » föld
    Translation: fj » föld
    Translation: nl » föld
    Translation: pl » föld
    Translation: ro » föld
    Translation: sm » föld
    Translation: fi » föld
    Translation: th » föld
    Translation: tr » föld

    Föld at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » föld


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=hu

    Proper noun

    Inter: hu-proper nou » n
  • Earth

    Derived terms

    * alacsony Föld körüli pálya

  • Category: Category:hu:Planets -
    Translation: el » Föld
    Translation: fr » Föld
    Translation: io » Föld
    Translation: lt » Föld
    Translation: hu » Föld
    Translation: fi » Föld
    Translation: tr » Föld