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en·fold

 (ĕn-fōld′)
tr.v. en·fold·ed, en·fold·ing, en·folds
1. To cover with or as if with folds; envelop.
2. To hold within limits; enclose.
3. To embrace.

en·fold′er n.

enfold

(ɪnˈfəʊld) or

infold

vb (tr)
1. to cover by enclosing
2. to embrace
3. to form with or as with folds
enˈfolder, inˈfolder n
enˈfoldment, inˈfoldment n

en•fold

(ɛnˈfoʊld)

v.t.
1. to wrap up; envelop.
2. to surround with or as if with folds.
3. to hug or clasp; embrace.
4. to form into a fold or folds.
[1585–95]
en•fold′er, n.
en•fold′ment, n.

enfold


Past participle: enfolded
Gerund: enfolding

Imperative
enfold
enfold
Present
I enfold
you enfold
he/she/it enfolds
we enfold
you enfold
they enfold
Preterite
I enfolded
you enfolded
he/she/it enfolded
we enfolded
you enfolded
they enfolded
Present Continuous
I am enfolding
you are enfolding
he/she/it is enfolding
we are enfolding
you are enfolding
they are enfolding
Present Perfect
I have enfolded
you have enfolded
he/she/it has enfolded
we have enfolded
you have enfolded
they have enfolded
Past Continuous
I was enfolding
you were enfolding
he/she/it was enfolding
we were enfolding
you were enfolding
they were enfolding
Past Perfect
I had enfolded
you had enfolded
he/she/it had enfolded
we had enfolded
you had enfolded
they had enfolded
Future
I will enfold
you will enfold
he/she/it will enfold
we will enfold
you will enfold
they will enfold
Future Perfect
I will have enfolded
you will have enfolded
he/she/it will have enfolded
we will have enfolded
you will have enfolded
they will have enfolded
Future Continuous
I will be enfolding
you will be enfolding
he/she/it will be enfolding
we will be enfolding
you will be enfolding
they will be enfolding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enfolding
you have been enfolding
he/she/it has been enfolding
we have been enfolding
you have been enfolding
they have been enfolding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enfolding
you will have been enfolding
he/she/it will have been enfolding
we will have been enfolding
you will have been enfolding
they will have been enfolding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enfolding
you had been enfolding
he/she/it had been enfolding
we had been enfolding
you had been enfolding
they had been enfolding
Conditional
I would enfold
you would enfold
he/she/it would enfold
we would enfold
you would enfold
they would enfold
Past Conditional
I would have enfolded
you would have enfolded
he/she/it would have enfolded
we would have enfolded
you would have enfolded
they would have enfolded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enfold - enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
benight - envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness; "The benighted peoples of this area"
tube - place or enclose in a tube
capsulate, capsule, capsulise, capsulize - enclose in a capsule
engulf - flow over or cover completely; "The bright light engulfed him completely"
sheathe - enclose with a sheath; "sheathe a sword"
cocoon - wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection
bathe - suffuse with or as if with light; "The room was bathed in sunlight"
enshroud, shroud, hide, cover - cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

enfold

infold
verb
1. wrap, surround, enclose, wrap up, encompass, shroud, immerse, swathe, envelop, sheathe, enwrap Wood was comfortably enfolded in a woolly dressing-gown.
2. embrace, hold, fold, hug, cuddle, clasp He enfolded her gently in his arms.

enfold

verb
1. To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages:
2. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure:
3. To put one's arms around affectionately:
Slang: clinch.
Archaic: bosom, clip, embosom.
Translations

enfold

[ɪnˈfəʊld] VTenvolver
to enfold sb in one's armsabrazar a algn, estrechar a algn entre los brazos

enfold

[ɪnˈfəʊld] vt
(= surround) → envelopper
(= hug) to enfold sb in one's arms → entourer qn de ses bras

enfold

vteinhüllen (→ in in +acc); to enfold somebody in one’s armsjdn in die Arme schließen

enfold

[ɪnˈfəʊld] vt (frm) (hug) → abbracciare; (wrap) → avvolgere
References in classic literature ?
She smiled sweetly in her sleep, and stretched out her arms softly, as though to enfold the dear head of her lover.
O for to be the happy fair Thy mighty arms enfold, Or even sit beside thy bed And scratch thy dusty poll!
My arms ached to enfold once more the divine form of her whose eternal youth and undying beauty were but outward manifestations of a perfect soul.
He forgot all his suffering in the passionate desire to enfold her once more in his arms.
Yet if you could live on such as now you are in look and in form, and be called my husband, sorrow would not then enfold my careful heart.
Sometimes, after the passage of a breaker, they enfold not find him, and when they did he would be scores of feet away, flung there like a chip by a smoke-bearded breaker.
Oh merciful Death, let me see it before your arms enfold me, before your voice whispers to me, "Rest at last
Her hands sank slowly on her lap, and raising her clear eyes, she let her soft, beaming glance enfold him from head to foot like a slow and pale caress.
I will sit in the curves of the moon And its wings will enfold me, I cannot breathe on Earth, So I have flown through the clouds and strata to meet her, Oh
Don't let this 5-year-old's age and size fool you, he's a tender heart waiting for arms big enough to enfold him.
I know one thing is certain To put a smile on your face Is to hold a loved one real close In a tight loving embrace And if you do it quite often It becomes like a drug It really is amazing The power of a hug Whether in sad times, or glad times When arms warmly enfold you The feeling is so special As the energy flows through you Also in times of forgiveness Please swallow your pride Just hold out your arms And you will feel good inside There's no other feeling quite like it So don't be a mug Hold out your arms Go on, give someone a big hug
Gaping at the wrestling pair, we notice that the swan's wings enfold the hybrid being, wrapping him in a violent embrace.