- to wrap up; envelop: to enfold someone in a cloak.
- to surround as if with folds: He wished to enfold her in the warmth of his love. What happened is enfolded in mystery.
- to hug or clasp; embrace: She enfolded him in her arms.
- to form into a fold or folds: The material of the skirt had been enfolded to form a loose, graceful drape.
Origin of enfold
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Examples from the Web for enfold
"Do you wrap this about you," I urged her, and with my own hands I assisted to enfold her in that mantle.The Shame of Motley
The magic of old Venice seemed at that moment to enfold her.The Lure of the Mask
A melancholy, intense as had been his former ecstacy, began to enfold his spirit.The Dragon Painter</p>
Mary McNeil Fenollosa
I sprang into her arms that opened to enfold me, and hid my face on her breast.Ernest Linwood
Caroline Lee Hentz
Only one spoke—she whose cloak had been snatched up to enfold the child.Chatterbox, 1906
- to cover by enclosing
- to embrace
- to form with or as with folds
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Word Origin and History for enfold
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