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Dictionary definition for: Fold

1. (n) an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin" "a crease in his trousers" "a plication on her blouse" "a flexure of the colon" "a bend of his elbow"

2. (v) bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper" "turn up your collar"

3. (n) a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

4. (v) intertwine; "fold one''s hands, arms, or legs"

5. (n) a folded part (as a fold of skin or muscle)

6. (v) incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg whites into the batter"

7. (n) a pen for sheep

8. (v) cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory" "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."

9. (n) the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold"

10. (v) confine in a fold, like sheep

11. (v) become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy"

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