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]
5 the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold" [syn: folding]
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]
- to bend (any thin material, such as paper) over so that it comes in contact with itself.
- to make the proper arrangement (in a thin
material) by bending.
- If you fold the sheets, they'll fit more easily in the drawer.
- (Informal) to fall over.
- to give way on a point or in an argument.
- (poker) To withdraw from betting.
- To stir gently, with a
- Fold the egg whites into the batter.
- Of a company, to cease to trade.
bend (thin material) over
make the proper arrangement (in a thin material) by bending
- Finnish: kaatua
give way on a point or in an argument
poker: withdraw from betting
- Finnish: luovuttaa
- Icelandic: pakka
stir gently with a folding action
cease to trade
- Finnish: lopettaa, sulkea
Translations to be checked
- the act of folding
- a bend or crease.
- any correct move in origami.
act of folding
bend or crease
correct move in origami
- Finnish: taitos
- German: f, Faltmanöver
- Portuguese: dobra
- An enclosure for sheep or other domestic animals.
- home, family.
- Religion: A church congregation or a church.
- (obsolete) A boundary or limit.
enclosure for domestic animals
- Finnish: karsina
- German: Schafspferch
- Swedish: fålla
- German: Schoß
- German: Gemeinde
Fold may refer to:
- Above the fold, a graphic design concept originating in newspapers
- Fold (from the Saxon "falod") meaning a staked-off pasture area (e.g. Sheepfold, an enclosure for sheep) and used in place names such as the Fold Villages.
- Catastrophe theory#Fold catastrophe, one of the most basic objects in singularity theory.
- -fold, a suffix added to a cardinal number signifying "multiplied by"
- skin fold
- In computing:
- Fold (higher-order function), a family of higher-order functions in functional computer programming
- Fold (Unix), a program in the GNU Core Utilities
Fold or folding may refer to:
- folding, in poker, the act of withdrawing from a hand rather than meeting the bet
folding (see also below under Mathematics)
- origami, the art of paper folding
- pattern welding, the folding of metal
- Folding in cooking refers to a gentle mixing technique, somewhere between a cutting motion and a stirring motion, used to incorporate ingredients into a batter or other mixture, such as for a cake.
- Folding (Book folding) in the publishing process refers to the folding of the pages of the book, after printing and before binding
- In science:
- in computer
- case folding is a term denoting the conversion of all characters in a string to lower- or upper-case
- code or text folding (as in a folding editor for folding code or text)
- In functional languages folding refers to processing some data structure and accumulating a result.
- Mathematics of paper folding
- folding (chemistry) or intramolecular self-assembly of molecules to assume a specific shape
- in computer programming:
- Aliasing#Folding, as used in signal processing
fold in Danish: Fold
fold in French: Folding
fold in Simple English: Folding
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