Meaning of “fold” - Learner’s Dictionary

fold

verb us uk /fəʊld/
Extra Examples
a neatly folded pile of clothesShe folded the towels and put them away in the cupboard.He folded the newspaper and put it under his arm.She folded the map and put it back in her bag.He took off his clothes and folded them neatly.
MATERIAL [ T ]

B1 If you fold paper, cloth, etc, you bend it so that one part of it lies flat on top of another part:

Can you help me fold the sheets?
He folded the letter in half.
FURNITURE [ I, T ] also fold up

to make something such as a chair or table smaller or flatter by closing it or bending it together:

I folded up the table and put it away.
a folding chair
→ Opposite unfold
BUSINESS [ I ] informal

If a business folds, it fails and is unable to continue:

The magazine folded last year.
fold your arms

to bend your arms across your chest, with one crossing over the other:

He sat with his arms folded.

(Definition of “fold verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)