HyperDic: fold

English > 12 senses of the word fold:
VERBcontactfold, fold up, turn upbend or lay so that one part covers the other
changefoldincorporate a food ingredient into a mixture / mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating
socialfold, close up, close, shut down, close downcease to operate or cause to cease operating
contactfold, pen upconfine in a fold, like sheep
changefold, fold upbecome folded or folded up
NOUNshapefold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bendan angular or rounded shape made by folding
groupfold, congregation, faithfula group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
processfold, foldinga geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
groupfold, flocka group of sheep or goats
bodyfold, plicaa folded part (as in skin or muscle)
artifactfold, sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcotea pen for sheep
actfold, foldingthe act of folding
fold > pronunciation
Soundsfow'ld
Rhymesbehold ... wold: 49 rhymes with owld...
English > fold: 12 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningAn angular or rounded shape made by folding.
Example"a fold in the napkin"
Synonymscrease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend
Narrowerkink, twist, twirlA sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
pleat, plaitAny of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
pucker, ruckAn irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
Broaderangular shape, angularityA shape having one or more sharp angles
Spanisharruga, dobladura, doblez, plegado, pliegue, raya
Catalandoblec, replec, séc
Verbsfoldbend or lay so that one part covers the other
English > fold: 12 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.
Synonymscongregation, faithful
Member ofdenominationA group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
NarrowerflockA church congregation guided by a pastor
Broadersocial groupPeople sharing some social relation
Spanishcongregación, feligreses, fieles
Catalancongregació, fidel
English > fold: 12 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock.
Synonymfolding
Broadergeological process, geologic process(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
English > fold: 12 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA group of sheep or goats.
Synonymflock
Memberssheepwoolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
Broaderanimal groupA group of animals
Spanishbandada, hato, manada, rebaño
Catalanbandada, ramat
English > fold: 12 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningA folded part (as in skin or muscle).
Synonymplica
Narrowerepicanthus, epicanthic foldA vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus
ruga(anatomy) a fold or wrinkle or crease
tentorium(anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum
vocal cord, vocal fold, vocal band, plica vocalisEither of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishpliegue
English > fold: 12 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA pen for sheep.
Synonymssheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote
BroaderpenAn enclosure for confining livestock
Spanishaprisco, majada, redil
Catalancleda, clos, mallada, pleta
Verbsfoldconfine in a fold, like sheep
English > fold: 12 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of folding.
Example"he gave the napkins a double fold"
Synonymfolding
Narrowerplication, pleatingThe act of folding in parallel folds
Broaderchange of shapeAn action / action that changes the shape / shape of something
Spanishdoblamiento, plegado, plegadura
Catalandoblec, plegatge, plegat
Verbsfoldbecome folded or folded up
foldbend or lay so that one part covers the other
English > fold: 12 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningbend or lay so that one part covers the other.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"fold up the newspaper"
Synonymsfold up, turn up
Entailed bydrapeArrange in a particular way
ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulatestir up (water) so as to form ripples
NarrowercollapseFold or close up
corrugateFold into ridges
crimp, pinchmake ridges into by pinching together
crossfold so as to resemble a cross
furrow, wrinkle, creasemake wrinkled or creased
pleat, plicateFold into pleats, "Pleat the cloth"
ruffle, pleatpleat or gather into a ruffle
tuckmake a tuck or several folds in
wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crispmake wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface
Broaderchange surfaceUndergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
Oppositeunfold, spread, spread out, openspread out or open from a closed or folded state
Spanishdoblar, plegarse, plegar
Catalandoblegar, plegar
Nounsfold, foldingthe act of folding
foldan angular or rounded shape made by folding
foldercovering that is folded over to protect the contents
English > fold: 12 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningincorporate a food ingredient into a mixture / mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey fold the sheets
Example"Fold the egg whites into the batter"
Broaderintegrate, incorporatemake into a whole or make part of a whole
Spanishañadir
Catalanafegir
English > fold: 12 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningCease to operate or cause to cease operating.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe business is going to fold
Synonymsclose up, close, shut down, close down
Narroweradjourn, withdraw, retirebreak from a meeting or gathering
Oppositeopen, open upstart to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
Spanishcerrar, clausurar
Catalanclausurar, plegar, tancar
English > fold: 12 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningConfine in a fold, like sheep.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonympen up
Broaderrestrain, confine, hold, constrainTo close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement
Spanishapriscar
Nounsfolda pen for sheep
English > fold: 12 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBecome folded or folded up.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe sheets didn't fold; These fabrics fold easily
Example"The bed folds in a jiffy"
Synonymfold up
Narrowerrumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkleBecome wrinkled or crumpled or creased
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishplegar
Catalanplegar
Nounsfoldthe act of folding

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