Synonyms for fold


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : fohld
Phonetic Transcription : foʊld

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Définition of fold

Origin :
  • Old English faldan (Mercian), fealdan (West Saxon), transitive, "to bend cloth back over itself," class VII strong verb (past tense feold, past participle fealden), from Proto-Germanic *falthan, *faldan (cf. Middle Dutch vouden, Dutch vouwen, Old Norse falda, Middle Low German volden, Old High German faldan, German falten, Gothic falþan).
  • The Germanic words are from PIE *pel-to- (cf. Sanskrit putah "fold, pocket," Albanian pale "fold," Middle Irish alt "a joint," Lithuanian pleta "I plait"), from root *pel- (3) "to fold" (cf. Greek ploos "fold," Latin -plus).
  • The weak form developed from 15c. In late Old English also of the arms. Intransitive sense, "become folded" is from c.1300 (of the body or limbs); earlier "give way, fail" (mid-13c.). Sense of "to yield to pressure" is from late 14c. Related: Folded; folding.
  • noun double thickness
  • verb lay in creases
  • verb encase, enclose
  • verb fail, close
Example sentences :
  • Whip the cream until it is stiff and fold this into the mixture.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Dredge the fruits and nuts with flour and fold them into the mixture.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Beat the whites stiff and fold them carefully into the sauce.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Each phrase of the dialogue reveals her soul, dark fold on fold.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • In other words, and to be concrete, put these things in the car while I fold the blanket.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • If Marion had come of a believing family, she could have brought me back into the fold.
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
  • Every grain sowed yielded on an average a hundred and twenty fold.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • She dropped the lace in her basket and began to fold the garment.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • If your omelet is to be sweet, before you fold it put in a layer of preserves.
  • Extract from : « Culture and Cooking » by Catherine Owen
  • Fold it again in three, and put it aside to cool for quite a quarter of an hour.
  • Extract from : « The Skilful Cook » by Mary Harrison

Antonyms for fold

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