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enfold

to wrap up; envelop; to surround as if with folds: enfolded in mystery; embrace: enfolded in her lover’s arms
Not to be confused with:
unfold – to become clear, apparent, or known: the mystery unfolds slowly; to spread or open out: unfold the blanket; to lay open to view; to set forth; explain; to develop

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 ?
It seemed as if an icy wind had touched my face and enfolded my body from head to foot; I could feel the stir of it in my hair.
The Shaggy Man, however, related his adventures with the monstrous plants which had seized and enfolded the travelers, and told how he had robbed Chiss, the giant porcupine, of the quills which it was accustomed to throw at people.
As soon as Nicholas entered, he was enfolded in that poetic atmosphere of love which pervaded the Rostov household that winter and, now after Dolokhov's proposal and Iogel's ball, seemed to have grown thicker round Sonya and Natasha as the air does before a thunderstorm.
At this, with a moan of joy, I enfolded, I drew him close; and while I held him to my breast, where I could feel in the sudden fever of his little body the tremendous pulse of his little heart, I kept my eyes on the thing at the window and saw it move and shift its posture.
His love enfolded her childish heart with more than mortal tenderness; and it was to Him, she said, she was going, and to his home.
In their statements, witnesses said that fire erupted all of a sudden and enfolded the whole factory within minutes.
Her body was enfolded in a blanket and passed on to her relatives who buried her in Gulshan-e-Maymar.
"Israeli greed is no secret (...) the breakthrough is the statement of Israeli War Minister that enfolded an attempt to publicly snatch our maritime resources, and to internationally legislate this process," the Movement said in a statement titled "This is the ideological battle with the Zionist enemy," issued in response of enemy minister Avigdor Lieberman.
The dining room features 11090 ceilings, a marble fireplace, oak floors with decorative borders and picture-perfect French doors enfolded in distinctive ironwork which open onto a lovely private balcony wrapped in a European inspired canopy of greenery and grapevines.
The line is divided into two styles: Tribeca and Enfolded. The Tribeca neighborhood in lower Manhattan was the inspiration in embodying simple and modern basic lines with color palettes in the blues and grays, while the other half called Enfolded, influenced by nature and is vintage inspired has color palettes in earthy tones of greens and browns.
he enfolded you in his arms and then touched you up and down over your body.