fold

phonetic symbol: / fóʊld / 

fold - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of folding
e.g.)
・he gave the napkins a double fold
folding

[ noun ]
■ a pen for sheep
sheep pen , sheepcote , sheepfold

[ noun ]
■ a folded part (as in skin or muscle)
plica

[ noun ]
■ a group of sheep or goats
flock

[ noun ]
■ a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
congregation , faithful

[ noun ]
■ a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
folding

[ noun ]
■ an angular or rounded shape made by folding
e.g.)
・a fold in the napkin
bend , crease , crimp , flexure , plication

[ verb ]
■ incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating
e.g.)
・Fold the egg whites into the batter

[ verb ]
■ become folded or folded up
e.g.)
・The bed folds in a jiffy
fold up

[ verb ]
■ bend or lay so that one part covers the other
e.g.)
・fold up the newspaper
fold up , turn up

[ verb ]
■ confine in a fold, like sheep
pen up

[ verb ]
■ cease to operate or cause to cease operating
close , close down , close up , shut down

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