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.
- Also infold.
- en·fold·er, noun
- en·fold·ment, noun
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How to use enfold in a sentence
Youth recognized youth, and that indefinite longing which is a part of youth seemed to enfold them for an instant.The Light That Lures | Percy Brebner
If dullness seem to enfold us, be sure it is we that are dull; it is because our minds are lazy and our eyes unseeing.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) | Melvin Randolph Gilmore
Arms and heart ached to enfold the precious little sinner so grievously worsted in the battle with temptation.Choice Readings for the Home Circle | Anonymous
If Europe would not strangle herself with her own hands she must strangle the sea serpent whose coils enfold her shores.The Crime Against Europe | Roger Casement
The bandages were still on his hands and arms, those hands which yearned to take her hands, those arms which ached to enfold her.Glory of Youth | Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for enfold
to cover by enclosing
to form with or as with folds
- enfolder or infolder, noun
- enfoldment or infoldment, noun
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