Enfold \En*fold"\, v. t. To infold. See {Infold}. [1913 Webster]

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  • enfold — [[t]ɪnfo͟ʊld[/t]] enfolds, enfolding, enfolded 1) VERB If something enfolds an object or person, they cover, surround, or are wrapped around that object or person. [LITERARY] [V n] Aurora felt the opium haze enfold her... [be V ed in n] Wood was… …   English dictionary

  • enfold — UK [ɪnˈfəʊld] / US [ɪnˈfoʊld] verb [transitive] Word forms enfold : present tense I/you/we/they enfold he/she/it enfolds present participle enfolding past tense enfolded past participle enfolded formal to surround or enclose someone or something …   English dictionary

  • enfold — Infold In*fold (?n f?ld ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infolded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infolding}.] [Pref. in in + fold.] [Written also {enfold}.] 1. To wrap up or cover with folds; to envelop; to inwrap; to inclose; to involve. [1913 Webster] Gilded tombs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enfold — en|fold [ınˈfəuld US ˈfould] v [T] formal to cover or surround someone or something completely ▪ The wizard screamed as the darkness enfolded him. ▪ He reached out to enfold her in his arms …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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