Fold Fold (f[=o]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Folded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Folding}.] [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. f[*a]lla, Goth. fal[thorn]an, cf. Gr. di-pla`sios twofold, Skr. pu[.t]a a fold. Cf. {Fauteuil}.] 1. To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter. [1913 Webster]

As a vesture shalt thou fold them up. --Heb. i. 12. [1913 Webster]

2. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair. [1913 Webster]

3. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace. [1913 Webster]

A face folded in sorrow. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]

We will descend and fold him in our arms. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To cover or wrap up; to conceal. [1913 Webster]

Nor fold my fault in cleanly coined excuses. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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