(also dated infold)
1Surround; envelop: he shut off the engine and silence enfolded them
More example sentences
- When the sudden silence had enfolded the room in its velvet cloak, he had known that he was nothing, absolutely nothing compared to the wielder of such power.
- Amid all the celebrations over their recovery, silence continued to enfold the conditions that had enabled the looting of the treasures in the first place.
- As the couple stands in the shadow-filled office, a blanket of silence enfolds them.
envelop, engulf, sheathe, swathe, swaddle, cocoon, shroud, veil, cloak, drape, cover;
surround, enclose, encase, encircle
literary enshroud, mantle
1.1Hold or clasp (someone) lovingly in one’s arms.
- Several arms of gentle loving kindness enfolded him into an embrace of warmth and love.
- He enfolded him in an embrace; Phillipe pounded him on the back.
- I was enfolded in her warm embrace, a grin spread wide across my face.
clasp, hold, fold, wrap, squeeze, clutch, gather;
embrace, hug, cuddle
Words that rhyme with enfoldbehold, bold, cold, fold, foretold, gold, hold, mould (US mold), old, outsold, scold, self-controlled, sold, told, uncontrolled, undersold, unpolled, uphold, withhold, wold
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