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top: isocline fold
center: overturned fold
bottom: recumbent fold

fold 1

 (fōld)
v. fold·ed, fold·ing, folds
v.tr.
1. To bend over or double up so that one part lies on another part: fold a sheet of paper.
2. To make compact by doubling or bending over parts: folded the laundry; folded the chairs for stacking.
3. To bring from an extended to a closed position: The hawk folded its wings.
4. To bring from a compact to an extended position; unfold: folded the ironing board down from the wall; folded out the map to see where we were.
5. To place together and intertwine: fold one's arms.
6. To envelop or clasp; enfold: folded his children to his breast; folded the check into the letter.
7. To blend (a light ingredient) into a heavier mixture with a series of gentle turns: folded the beaten egg whites into the batter.
8.
a. Informal To discontinue operating; close: They had to fold the company a year after they started it.
b. Games To withdraw (one's hand) in defeat, as by laying cards face down on a table.
9. Geology To form bends in (a stratum of rock).
v.intr.
1.
a. To become folded.
b. To be capable of being folded: a bed that folds for easy storage.
2. Informal To close, especially for lack of financial success; fail.
3. Games To withdraw from a game in defeat.
4. Informal
a. To give in; buckle: a team that never folded under pressure.
b. To weaken or collapse from exertion.
n.
1. The act or an instance of folding.
2. A part that has been folded over or against another: the loose folds of the drapery; clothes stacked in neat folds.
3. A line or mark made by folding; a crease: tore the paper carefully along the fold; a headline that appeared above the fold.
4. A coil or bend, as of rope.
5. Chiefly British A hill or dale in undulating country.
6. Geology A bend in a stratum of rock.
7. Anatomy A crease or ridge apparently formed by folding, as of a membrane; a plica.

[Middle English folden, from Old English fealdan, faldan; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

fold′a·ble adj.

fold 2

 (fōld)
n.
1. A fenced enclosure for livestock, especially sheep.
2. A flock of sheep.
3.
a. A group of people or institutions bound together by common beliefs and aims.
b. A religious congregation: The priest welcomed new parishioners into the fold.
tr.v. fold·ed, fold·ing, folds
To place or keep (sheep, for example) in a fenced enclosure.

[Middle English, from Old English fald.]

folding

(ˈfəʊldɪŋ)
adj
able to be folded
n
(Geological Science) geology bends in stratified rocks that result from movements within the earth's crust and produce such structures as anticlines and synclines
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.folding - the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape; "understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code"
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.folding - a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
geologic process, geological process - (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
3.folding - the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold"
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something
pleating, plication - the act of folding in parallel folds
Adj.1.folding - capable of being folded up and stored; "a foldaway bed"
collapsable, collapsible - capable of collapsing or being collapsed; "a collapsible boat"
Translations
قابِلٌ للطَّيقَابِلٌ لِلطَيّ
skládací
folde-sammenklappelig
kokoonpantava
sklopiv
felli-
折りたたみの
접는
skladací
zložljiv
hopvikbar
ที่พับเก็บได้
katlanırkatlanabilir
có thể gấp được

folding

[ˈfəʊldɪŋ]
A. ADJ [seat, table, ruler] → plegable
B. CPD folding chair Nsilla f plegable or de tijera
folding doors NPLpuertas fpl de fuelle or plegadizas
folding ruler Nregla f plegable

folding

[ˈfəʊldɪŋ] adjpliant(e)
a folding chair → une chaise pliante
a folding bed → un lit pliantfold-up [ˈfəʊldʌp] adj [chair, table, bed] → pliant(e)

folding

adj attrKlapp-; folding bedKlappbett nt; folding chairKlappstuhl m; (= grille on lift)Scherengittertür f; folding tableKlapptisch m

folding

:
folding doors
plFalttür f
folding money
n (inf)Papiergeld nt
folding screen

folding

[ˈfəʊldɪŋ] adj (chair, doors, bed) → pieghevole

fold1

(fould) verb
1. to double over (material, paper etc). She folded the paper in half.
2. to lay one on top of another. She folded her hands in her lap.
3. to bring in (wings) close to the body. The bird folded its wings.
noun
1. a doubling of one layer of material, paper etc over another. Her dress hung in folds.
2. a mark made especially on paper etc by doing this; a crease. There was a fold in the page.
ˈfolded adjective
ˈfolder noun
a cover for keeping loose papers together. He kept the notes for his speech in a folder.
ˈfolding adjective
that can be folded. a folding chair.

folding

قَابِلٌ لِلطَيّ skládací sammenklappelig zusammenklappbar πτυσσόμενος plegable kokoonpantava pliant sklopiv pieghevole 折りたたみの 접는 opvouwbaar sammenfoldet składany dobrável складной hopvikbar ที่พับเก็บได้ katlanır có thể gấp được 可折叠的
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she cried, folding the little girl in her arms and covering her face with kisses.
he repeated, folding his arms, and looking mortally insulted.
That famous ring that pricked its owner when he forgot duty and followed desire--I wonder if it pricked very hard when he set out on the chase, or whether it pricked but lightly then, and only pierced to the quick when the chase had long been ended, and hope, folding her wings, looked backward and became regret?
An entry of the day's events in my little diary invariably preceded the folding up.
There, Sir,' said Pott, folding up the paper quite exhausted, 'that is the state of the case