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English noun: fold

1. fold (shape) an angular or rounded shape made by folding


SamplesA fold in the napkin.
A crease in his trousers.
A plication on her blouse.
A flexure of the colon.
A bend of his elbow.


Synonymsbend, crease, crimp, flexure, plication


Broader (hypernym)angular shape, angularity


Narrower (hyponym)kink, plait, pleat, pucker, ruck, twirl, twist

2. fold (group) a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church


Synonymscongregation, faithful


Broader (hypernym)social group


Narrower (hyponym)flock


Member meronymdenomination

3. fold (process) a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock


Synonymsfolding


Broader (hypernym)geologic process, geological process

4. fold (group) a group of sheep or goats


Synonymsflock


Broader (hypernym)animal group


Member holonymsheep

5. fold (body) a folded part (as in skin or muscle)


Synonymsplica


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure


Narrower (hyponym)epicanthic fold, epicanthus, plica vocalis, ruga, tentorium, vocal band, vocal cord, vocal fold

6. fold (artifact) a pen for sheep


Synonymssheep pen, sheepcote, sheepfold


Broader (hypernym)pen

7. fold (act) the act of folding


SamplesHe gave the napkins a double fold.


Synonymsfolding


Broader (hypernym)change of shape


Narrower (hyponym)pleating, plication


English verb: fold

1. fold (contact) bend or lay so that one part covers the other


SamplesFold up the newspaper.
Turn up your collar.


Synonymsfold up, turn up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change surface


Narrower (hyponym)collapse, corrugate, crease, crease, crimp, crinkle, crisp, cross, furrow, pinch, pleat, pleat, plicate, ruckle, ruffle, scrunch, scrunch up, tuck, wrinkle, wrinkle


Antonymsspread, unfold, open, spread out

2. fold (change) incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating


SamplesFold the egg whites into the batter.


ExamplesThey fold the sheets


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)incorporate, integrate

3. fold (social) cease to operate or cause to cease operating


SamplesThe owners decided to move and to close the factory.
My business closes every night at 8 P.M..
Close up the shop.


ExamplesThe business is going to fold


Synonymsclose, close down, close up, shut down


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)adjourn, retire, withdraw


Antonymsopen, open up

4. fold (contact) confine in a fold, like sheep


Synonymspen up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)confine, hold, restrain

5. fold (change) become folded or folded up


SamplesThe bed folds in a jiffy.


ExamplesThe sheets didn't fold, These fabrics fold easily


Synonymsfold up


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)crease, crinkle, crumple, rumple, wrinkle









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