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Synonyms for fold
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term fold.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend(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"

    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, faithful(noun)

    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, folding(noun)

    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, fold(noun)

    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, plica(noun)

    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, sheepcote(noun)

    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, folding(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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. fold(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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, fold(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fold

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

    Antonyms:
    unfold, disengage, expose

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. fold(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pen (for sheep), enclosure

  2. fold(n.)

    Synonyms:
    flock of sheep

  3. fold(n.)

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

  4. fold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    double, lay in folds

  5. fold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    wrap, inwrap, envelop, infold

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fold(n)

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

  2. fold(v)

    Synonyms:
    double, embrace, infold, clasp

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce fold?

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How to say fold in sign language?

  1. fold

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How to use fold in a sentence?

  1. Tonya Stratton:

    Grama Linda, it's now your time to relax, but first you must learn the definition of that and then learn to sit without rocking, learn to appreciate quiet, no more piles and piles of laundry to fold, groceries to buy, diapers to change, it's your time now to rest, go through your memories, put your feet up or take a nap and try to understand how incredibly worthy you are to do whatever the hell you want.

  2. Vanna Bonta:

    Fame is not the glory! Virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger, to bring more to the fold.

  3. Vaskó Péter:

    Véremmé lettek a hűs, föld alatti vizek

  4. Erin Michos:

    We know that cardiac damage is a marker for more mortality, this study clearly showed that even after you account for age and pre-existing cardiovascular disease, there was a still four-fold increased risk of dying. That's really important.

  5. Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay:

    They are addressing a very extreme form of the Hindutva fold.


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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