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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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.
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Translations

enfold

[ɪnˈfəʊld] VTenvolver
to enfold sb in one's armsabrazar a algn, estrechar a algn entre los brazos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

enfold

[ɪnˈfəʊld] vt
(= surround) → envelopper
(= hug) to enfold sb in one's arms → entourer qn de ses bras
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

enfold

vteinhüllen (→ in in +acc); to enfold somebody in one’s armsjdn in die Arme schließen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

enfold

[ɪnˈfəʊld] vt (frm) (hug) → abbracciare; (wrap) → avvolgere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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As Kraft struggles with the implications of all this, Powers infolds into the text classic stories of children trying to escape the adult world - Peter Pan, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," the Children's Crusade - suggesting that for children, it is always apocalypse now.