[ verb ] bend or lay so that one part covers the other
"fold up the newspaper" "turn up your collar"
Used in print(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
Some time in 1912 , Picasso cut_out and folded a piece_of_paper in the shape of a guitar ; to this he glued and fitted other pieces_of_paper and four taut strings , thus creating a sequence of flat surfaces in real and sculptural space to which there clung only the vestige of a picture_plane .(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
He had thought that the suggestion of taking it himself would tip the colonel in the direction of serving his own order , but the slip_of_paper was folded and absently thrust into the colonel 's belt .(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
Winston folded the tissue_paper carefully .(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
It was a face that had lost its childlike softness and was beginning to fold within its fragile features a harshness that belied the lyric lines of its contours .
[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
Discovering that draperies could be designed to serve structural purposes , he began a study of the anatomy of folds .
No fold could be accidental , each turn of the drapery had to serve organically , to cover the Madonna 's slender legs and feet so that they would give substantive support to Christ 's body , to intensify her inner turmoil .
`` See , Argiento , if you control the way these folds are bunched , like this , or made to flow , you can enrich the body attitudes .
[ verb ] intertwine
"fold one's hands, arms, or legs"
Used in print(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
His hands lay loosely , yet stiffly - they were like wax hands : almost lifelike , not quite - folded in his lap ; his mouth hung slightly open .
[ noun ] (religion) a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
Used in print(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
Intercede for our separated brethren , that with us in the one true fold they may be united to the chief Shepherd , the vicar of thy Son '' .
[ verb ] incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating
"Fold the egg whites into the batter"
Used in print(Ann Carnahan, Nick Manero's Cook-out Barbeque...)
Fold into whipped_cream and add a dash of salt and sprinkling of paprika .
[ adjective ] (used in combination) multiplied by a specified number
"`fold' is a combing form in expressions like `a fiftyfold increase'"