Fold

  • 1 fold — fold·able; fold·age; fold; fold·less; in·fold; man·i·fold·er; man·i·fold·ly; man·i·fold·ness; mil·lion·fold; mul·ti·fold; one·fold; re·fold; re·fold·er; scaf·fold·age; scaf·fold·er; scaf·fold·ing; sev·en·fold·ed; tri·fold; twi·fold;… …

    English syllables

  • 2 Fold — Fold, n. [OE. fald, fold, AS. fald, falod.] 1. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen. [1913 Webster] Leaps o er the fence with ease into the fold. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ s fold.… …

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  • 3 Fold — (f[=o]ld), 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[thorn]an, cf. Gr. di pla sios twofold, Skr. pu[.t]a a… …

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  • 4 fold — fold1 [fōld] vt. [ME folden < OE faldan (WS fealdan), akin to Ger falten < IE * pel to < base * pel , to fold > (SIM)PLE, (TRI)PLE] 1. a) to bend or press (something) so that one part is over another; double up on itself [to fold a… …

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  • 5 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. [1913 Webster] Mummies . . . shrouded in a number of folds of linen.… …

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  • 6 fold — Ⅰ. fold [1] ► VERB 1) bend (something) over on itself so that one part of it covers another. 2) (often as adj. folding) be able to be folded into a flatter shape. 3) use (a soft or flexible material) to cover or wrap something in. 4)… …

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  • 7 fold — [fəʊld ǁ foʊld] also fold up verb [intransitive] ECONOMICS if a business folds or folds up, it stops operating or trading because it does not have enough money to continue: • The U.K. engineering firm has folded today with the loss of 30 jobs. •… …

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  • 8 Fold — Fold, v. i. To confine sheep in a fold. [R.] [1913 Webster] The star that bids the shepherd fold. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 -fold — [fəʊld ǁ foʊld] suffix a particular number of times: • The value of the house has increased fourfold in the last ten years (= it is now worth four times as much as it was ten years ago ) . * * * fold suffix ► having the stat …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 fold — [n] double thickness bend, circumvolution, cockle, convolution, corrugation, crease, crimp, crinkle, dog’s ear*, flection, flexure, furrow, gather, gathering, groove, knife edge*, lap, lapel, layer, loop, overlap, plait, pleat, plica, plication,… …

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  • 11 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 Fold — Fold, v. t. To confine in a fold, as sheep. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 -fold — [fōld] [ME fold, fald < OE feald: see FOLD1] suffix 1. forming adjectives having (a specified number of) parts [a tenfold division] 2. forming adjectives and adverbs(a specified number of) times as many, as much, as large [to profit tenfold] …

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  • 14 -fold — ► SUFFIX forming adjectives and adverbs from cardinal numbers: 1) in an amount multiplied by: threefold. 2) consisting of so many parts or facets: twofold. ORIGIN Old English, related to FOLD(Cf. ↑foldable) …

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  • 15 Fold — Fold. См. складка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 16 fold — index fail (lose), society Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 17 -fold — [fəuld US fould] suffix [: Old English; Origin: feald] 1.) [in adjectives] of a particular number of kinds ▪ The government s role in healthcare is twofold: first, to provide the resources and, second, to make them work better for patients. 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 -fold — [ fould ] suffix used with numbers to make adjectives and adverbs describing how much something increases: a fourfold increase (=an increase in an amount that makes it four times larger than before) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 -fold — multiplicative suffix, from O.E. feald, related to O.N. faldr; Ger. falt; Goth. falþs; Gk. paltos, plos; L. plus. Crowded out in English by Latinate double, triple, etc., but still in MANIFOLD (Cf. manifold), HUNDREDFOLD (Cf. hundredfold), etc …

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  • 20 fold — fold1 foldable, adj. /fohld/, v.t. 1. to bend (cloth, paper, etc.) over upon itself. 2. to bring into a compact form by bending and laying parts together (often fol. by up): to fold up a map; to fold one s legs under oneself. 3. to bring (the… …

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