(noun, verb)


1. an angular or rounded shape made by folding

- a fold in the napkin

Similar word(s): bend, crease, crimp, flexure, plication

Definition categories: shape, angularity

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

Similar word(s): congregation, faithful

Definition categories: group

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

Similar word(s): folding

Definition categories: process

4. a group of sheep or goats

Similar word(s): flock

Definition categories: group

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

Similar word(s): plica

Definition categories: body, structure

6. a pen for sheep

Similar word(s): sheepcote, sheepfold

Definition categories: man–made, pen

7. the act of folding

- he gave the napkins a double fold

Similar word(s): folding

Definition categories: act

Sentences with fold as a noun:

- John, X, 16: "Other sheep I have which are not of this fold."


1. bend or lay so that one part covers the other

- fold up the newspaper

Definition categories: contact

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

- Fold the egg whites into the batter

Definition categories: change, incorporate, integrate

3. cease to operate or cause to cease operating

Similar word(s): close

Definition categories: social

4. confine in a fold, like sheep

Definition categories: contact, confine, constrain, hold, restrain

5. become folded or folded up

- The bed folds in a jiffy

Definition categories: change

Sentences with fold as a verb:

- If you fold the sheets, they'll fit more easily in the drawer.

- Cardboard doesn't fold very easily.

- The chair folded under his enormous weight.

- With no hearts in the river and no chance to hit his straight, he folded.

- The company folded after six quarters of negative growth.

- He folded his arms in defiance.

- The star that bids the shepherd fold — Milton.