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

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

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

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

7. (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."

8. (n) a pen for sheep

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

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

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

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