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1. fold

verb. ['ˈfoʊld'] bend or lay so that one part covers the other.

Synonyms

  • cross
  • pleat
  • plicate
  • turn up
  • collapse
  • crimp
  • scrunch
  • tuck
  • scrunch up
  • change surface
  • pinch
  • ruckle
  • fold up
  • crisp
  • crease
  • furrow
  • crinkle
  • corrugate
  • ruffle

Antonyms

  • unfold
  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • fold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • folden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fealdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Fold

  • uncontrolled
  • decontrolled
  • undersold
  • controlled
  • withhold
  • patrolled
  • oversold
  • foretold
  • extolled
  • consoled
  • uphold
  • untold
  • unsold
  • strolled
  • resold
  • remold
  • outsold
  • machold
  • enrolled
  • cajoled
  • behold
  • scold
  • paroled
  • ahold
  • wold
  • vold
  • tolled
  • told
  • sold
  • rolled

Example sentences of the word fold


1. Noun, singular or mass
Slightly open a fold of skin above his nose with your forefinger and thumb.

2. Adjective
Insert the cotton swab into the fold directly above your pug’s nose on one side.

3. Verb, past tense
The arms fold back just over the point where they begin to point out of the lenses.

4. Verb, past participle
Measure the bottom fold by drawing a pencil line across the paper up 3 3/4 inches from the bottom.

5. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some woodworkers fold sandpaper around the end of a putty knife to sand glue from corners.

6. Verb, base form
When the correct number of coins are in the wrapper, you must fold each end closed.

Quotes containing the word fold


1. But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

2. ...Something we once loved, and love now, in the shape of a book. Maybe eBooks are going to take over, one day, but not until those whizzkids in Silicon Valley invent a way to bend the corners, fold the spine, yellow the pages, add a coffee ring or two and allow the plastic tablet to fall open at a favorite page.
- Russell T. Davies, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

3. I love you, Clary,"he said without looking at her. He was staring out into the church, at the row of lighted candles, their fold reflected in his eyes. "More than I ever--"He broke off. "God. More than I probably should. You know that, don't you?
- Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

2. thousand-fold

adverb. by three orders of magnitude.

3. fold

noun. ['ˈfoʊld'] an angular or rounded shape made by folding.

Synonyms

  • bend
  • crimp
  • angularity
  • pleat
  • flexure
  • crease
  • twist
  • plait
  • pucker
  • ruck
  • kink
  • twirl
  • angular shape

Antonyms

  • unsnarl
  • unweave
  • untwist
  • natural object

Etymology

  • fold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • folden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fealdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fold

noun. ['ˈfoʊld'] a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.

Synonyms

  • congregation
  • social group
  • denomination
  • flock

Antonyms

  • ride
  • arrange
  • straighten
  • unbend

Etymology

  • fold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • folden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fealdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fold

verb. ['ˈfoʊld'] incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating.

Synonyms

  • integrate

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • fold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • folden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fealdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fold

noun. ['ˈfoʊld'] a group of sheep or goats.

Synonyms

  • sheep
  • animal group

Antonyms

  • cool
  • indistinct
  • tough

Etymology

  • fold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • folden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fealdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fold

noun. ['ˈfoʊld'] a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock.

Synonyms

  • geologic process
  • geological process

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • roundness
  • extension

Etymology

  • fold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • folden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fealdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. fold

verb. ['ˈfoʊld'] become folded or folded up.

Synonyms

  • fold up
  • crease
  • crinkle
  • change
  • crumple
  • rumple

Antonyms

  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate

Etymology

  • fold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • folden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fealdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. fold

verb. ['ˈfoʊld'] cease to operate or cause to cease operating.

Synonyms

  • retire
  • shut down
  • close up
  • close down
  • close
  • adjourn

Antonyms

  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring
  • stabilize

Etymology

  • fold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • folden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fealdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. fold

noun. ['ˈfoʊld'] the act of folding.

Synonyms

  • plication
  • change of shape
  • folding

Antonyms

  • lengthwise
  • lose
  • disappear
  • explode

Etymology

  • fold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • folden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fealdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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