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fold1 British & World English

Bend (something flexible and relatively flat) over on itself so that one part of it covers another

fold2 British & World English

A pen or enclosure in a field where livestock, especially sheep, can be kept

-fold British & World English

Forming adjectives and adverbs from cardinal numbers:

fold1 English Thesaurus

I helped him fold his sheets

fold2 English Thesaurus

the sheep were pushing into the fold

-fold New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

as a suffix forms one word (e.g. threefold) except after numerals (10-fold)

folds in fold1 British & World English

A form or shape produced by the gentle draping of a loose, full garment or piece of cloth

the fold in fold2 British & World English

A group or community, especially when perceived as having shared aims and values

fold-out British & World English

(Of a page in a book or magazine or a piece of furniture) designed to be opened out for use and folded away for convenient storage

above the fold British & World English

Printed in the top (or bottom) half of the front page of a broadsheet newspaper and so visible (or not visible) when the paper is folded

fold one's arms British & World English

Bring one’s arms together and cross them over one’s chest

fold out in fold1 British & World English

Be able to be opened out; unfold

fold one's hands British & World English

Bring or hold one’s hands together

fold something in/into in fold1 British & World English

Mix an ingredient gently with (another ingredient), especially by lifting a mixture with a spoon so as to enclose it without stirring or beating

bifold British & World English

Double or twofold

onefold British & World English

Consisting of only one part or element

refold British & World English

Fold (something) up again

sixfold British & World English

Six times as great or as numerous

tenfold British & World English

Ten times as great or as numerous

trifold British & World English

Triple; threefold

twofold British & World English

Twice as great or as numerous

fivefold British & World English

Five times as great or as numerous

foldaway British & World English

Adapted or designed to be folded up for ease of storage or transport

fourfold British & World English

Four times as great or as numerous

manyfold British & World English

By many times

ninefold British & World English

Nine times as great or as numerous

skinfold British & World English

A fold of skin and underlying fat formed by pinching, the thickness of which is a measure of nutritional status

above the fold in fold1 British & World English

Printed in the top (or bottom) half of the front page of a broadsheet newspaper and so visible (or not visible) when the paper is folded

fold one's arms in fold1 British & World English

Bring one’s arms together and cross them over one’s chest

fold one's hands in fold1 British & World English

Bring or hold one’s hands together

eightfold British & World English

Eight times as great or as numerous

sevenfold British & World English

Seven times as great or as numerous

threefold British & World English

Three times as great or as numerous

above or below the fold in fold1 British & World English

Printed in the top (or bottom) half of the front page of a broadsheet newspaper and so visible (or not visible) when the paper is folded


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