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Meaning of fold

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  fold
      n 1: an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the
           napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her
           blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
           [syn: {fold}, {crease}, {plication}, {flexure}, {crimp},
           {bend}]
      2: a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually
         attend a given church [syn: {congregation}, {fold},
         {faithful}]
      3: a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
         [syn: {fold}, {folding}]
      4: a group of sheep or goats [syn: {flock}, {fold}]
      5: a folded part (as in skin or muscle) [syn: {fold}, {plica}]
      6: a pen for sheep [syn: {fold}, {sheepfold}, {sheep pen},
         {sheepcote}]
      7: the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold" [syn:
         {fold}, {folding}]
      v 1: bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the
           newspaper"; "turn up your collar" [syn: {fold}, {fold up},
           {turn up}] [ant: {open}, {spread}, {spread out}, {unfold}]
      2: incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly
         turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg
         whites into the batter"
      3: cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners
         decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business
         closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop" [syn:
         {close up}, {close}, {fold}, {shut down}, {close down}] [ant:
         {open}, {open up}]
      4: confine in a fold, like sheep [syn: {pen up}, {fold}]
      5: become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy" [syn:
         {fold}, {fold up}]


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