fold verb, noun Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "fold" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

foldverb

 us   /foʊld/

fold verb (BEND)

[I/T] to bend something such as paper or cloth so that one part of it lies on the other part, or to be able bend in this way: [T] He took his clothes out of the dryer and carefully folded them. [M] She folded up the map and put it back in her bag. [I] The tray table folds up so that it fits in a closet. [I/T] If you fold your hands or arms, you bring them together and cross them: [T] He folded his arms across his chest.

fold verb (FAIL)

[I] (of a business) to close because of failure: Many small businesses fold within the first year.
Phrasal verbs

foldnoun

 us   /foʊld/

fold noun (BEND)

[C] a line or mark where paper, cloth, etc. was or is folded: If you just make folds along the dotted lines, you can seal it and mail it as an envelope.

fold noun (SHARED BELIEFS)

[C/U] the safety or comfort of belonging to a group that shares the same beliefs: [U] The Democrats attracted many immigrants to the fold. [C/U] A fold is a fenced area on a farm where sheep are kept during the night.
(Definition of fold verb, noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fold?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fold” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More