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Synonyms for fold
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fold

    Synonyms:
    double, enfold, embrace, envelop, inclose, wrap

    Antonyms:
    unfold, disengage, expose

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bendnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    turn, sheep pen, curve, flexure, plication, bending, sheepcote, faithful, flexion, bend, bend dexter, crease, crimp, wrinkle, seam, twist, flection, creese, plica, sheepfold, pleating, line, furrow, folding, crinkle, crook, congregation, crimper, flock, kris

    Antonyms:
    open, spread, unfold, spread out

  2. congregation, fold, faithfulnoun

    a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

    Synonyms:
    flock, flexure, sheepcote, faithful, crease, plica, folding, congregating, sheepfold, congregation, bend, sheep pen, crimp, plication

    Antonyms:
    spread, spread out, unfold, open

  3. fold, foldingnoun

    a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock

    Synonyms:
    flock, flexure, sheepcote, faithful, crease, plica, folding, sheepfold, congregation, bend, sheep pen, crimp, plication, protein folding

    Antonyms:
    spread, spread out, unfold, open

  4. flock, foldnoun

    a group of sheep or goats

    Synonyms:
    tidy sum, folding, bend, peck, mint, crease, plenty, lot, sheep pen, passel, batch, raft, quite a little, plication, spate, muckle, pile, faithful, good deal, stack, crimp, sight, flexure, deal, congregation, troop, sheepfold, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, heap, mess, sheepcote, plica, mass, mountain, great deal, pot

    Antonyms:
    open, unfold, spread out, spread

  5. fold, plicanoun

    a folded part (as in skin or muscle)

    Synonyms:
    flock, flexure, sheepcote, faithful, crease, plica, folding, sheepfold, congregation, bend, sheep pen, crimp, plication

    Antonyms:
    open, spread, spread out, unfold

  6. fold, sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcotenoun

    a pen for sheep

    Synonyms:
    flock, flexure, sheepcote, faithful, crease, plica, folding, sheepfold, congregation, bend, sheep pen, crimp, plication

    Antonyms:
    unfold, spread out, open, spread

  7. fold, foldingverb

    the act of folding

    "he gave the napkins a double fold"

    Synonyms:
    flock, flexure, sheepcote, faithful, crease, plica, folding, sheepfold, congregation, bend, sheep pen, crimp, plication, protein folding

    Antonyms:
    unfold, spread out, open, spread

  8. fold, fold up, turn upverb

    bend or lay so that one part covers the other

    "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"

    Synonyms:
    come out, pen up, shut down, come on, surface, close up, show up, prove, close, close down, turn up, locate, excavate, fold up, turn out, dig up

    Antonyms:
    open, unfold, spread out, spread

  9. foldverb

    incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating

    "Fold the egg whites into the batter"

    Synonyms:
    close, close up, close down, shut down, fold up, pen up, turn up

    Antonyms:
    spread out, unfold, open, spread

  10. close up, close, fold, shut down, close downverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    block, come together, pen up, belt up, shut, button up, fill up, impede, conclude, be quiet, dummy up, clam up, close up, keep mum, close, close down, obstruct, obturate, turn up, shut down, fold up, shut up, jam, occlude

    Antonyms:
    unfold, spread out, spread, open

  11. pen up, foldverb

    confine in a fold, like sheep

    Synonyms:
    turn up, fold up, pen up, close down, close up, shut down, close

    Antonyms:
    spread, spread out, unfold, open

  12. fold, fold upverb

    become folded or folded up

    "The bed folds in a jiffy"

    Synonyms:
    turn up, fold up, pen up, close down, close up, shut down, close

    Antonyms:
    unfold, spread out, open, spread

Editors Contribution

  1. pince

    the term pince comes from the french verb pincer (to pinch): the pinces are internal stitch folds designed to shape a garment.

    the clothing designers are best known for adding pinces when drawing patterns for ladies slacks and skirts as well as mens trousers.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 30, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foldnoun

    Synonyms:
    pen (for sheep), enclosure

  2. foldnoun

    Synonyms:
    flock of sheep

  3. foldnoun

    Synonyms:
    plait, double, doubling, folding, PLICATURE, gather

  4. foldverb

    Synonyms:
    double, lay in folds

  5. foldverb

    Synonyms:
    wrap, inwrap, envelop, infold

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foldnoun

    Synonyms:
    doubling, plait, convolution, sheep-pen, cote, embrace

  2. foldverb

    Synonyms:
    double, embrace, infold, clasp

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fold":

    folding, bend, dual, double, barn, herd, times, plaice, kink, crease

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How to use fold in a sentence?

  1. Anthony Fauci:

    Why we emphasize the importance of booster shots — the anti-Omicron activity is about 20 - to 40-fold higher in sera from boosted vaccines versus the peak in individuals who had a two-dose vaccine.

  2. Jennifer Cafarella:

    The initial ISIS dispatch makes connections with local actors and seeks to bring them into the fold, including local civilians and Syrian rebel groups, when these groups pledge allegiance, they submit to ISIS command and control, however appear in some cases to retain their independence as functional units.

  3. Arjun Divecha:

    The real case for emerging markets is two-fold: longer-term demographics and long-term economic growth. What you've seen is investors throw out that story.

  4. Sonia Sotomayor:

    It’s hard to believe someone so misinformed sits on the court, but that’s where we are — 100,000 kids are not in ICUs or on ventilators. That’s about 30-fold more than reality per the HHS, even Anthony Fauci admits that most kids are hospitalized with COVID, not because of COVID.

  5. Carissa Christensen:

    I don’t think the accident is going to cause a mass move away from SpaceX, it will be one more fact companies fold into their decisions and their negotiations, but it’s not going to be the only fact, and it’s certainly not going to be the most important fact.


Translations for fold

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  • vouAfrikaans
  • طوىArabic
  • дипла, паство, отказвам се, сгъване, кошара, сгъвам, гънка, лоно, прегъвамBulgarian
  • plec, plegar, séc, plegament, doblegarCatalan, Valencian
  • přeložit, vrása, foldovatCzech
  • sich geschlagen geben, falten, Falzung, Schoß, zusammenbrechen, in sich zusammenfallen, zusammenfalten, Faltung, Falz, aussteigen, Faltmanöver, unterheben, zusammenlegen, Falte, Gemeinde, nachgeben, Schafspferch, zusammenkrachenGerman
  • ποίμνιο, ανοίγω, διπλώνω, δίπλωμα, μαντρί, στάνη, καταρρέω, πτυχή, πτύσσωGreek
  • doblar, pliegue, aprisco, doblamiento, corral, revolver suavemente, ceder, doblarse, cuna, pasar, derribarse, plegar, doblez, redil, incorporar, dobladura, cercaSpanish
  • تاهPersian
  • viikata, taittaa, mennä nurin, poimu, taittaminen, lopettaa, luovuttaa, kaatua, taittelu, karsina, sekoittaa, antaa periksi, laskostaa, taitella, taitos, sulkeaFinnish
  • pliage, parc à moutons, plier bagage, laisser tomber, s’écrouler, plier, pliure, bercail, s'écraser, pli, sein de l’Église, bergerie, se coucher, concéder, incorporer, replier, s’effondrerFrench
  • fillIrish
  • pregar, dobradura, pregadura, dobrarGalician
  • hajtásHungarian
  • ծալել, կնճիռ, ծալքArmenian
  • pakka, brjóta samanIcelandic
  • piegareItalian
  • 折る, 畳むJapanese
  • Korean
  • tewandin, qat, pêçan, çemandinKurdish
  • plicareLatin
  • whakapekaMāori
  • plooien, zich gewonnen geven, plooi, vouwenDutch
  • dobrar, dobra, dobraduraPortuguese
  • îndoi, pliaRomanian
  • скла́дка, уступа́ть, скла́дывать, перегиба́ть, сложи́ть, перегну́ть, скла́дывание, коша́ра, уступи́ть, складкаRussian
  • saviti, савити, сложити, složitiSerbo-Croatian
  • veck, vika, böja, vikning, fålla, läggaSwedish
  • మడచు, మడత, మడతపెట్టుTelugu
  • bükmek, katlamakTurkish
  • gập lạiVietnamese
  • Chinese

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