- the line formed along the horizontal center of a standard-sized newspaper when it is folded after printing.
- a rough-and-ready dividing line, especially on the front page and other principal pages, between stories of primary and lesser importance.
- to break down; collapse: He folded up when the prosecutor discredited his story.
- to fail, especially to go out of business.
Origin of fold1
OTHER WORDS FROM foldfold·a·ble, adjective
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How to use fold in a sentence
Maybe it’s because I’m right-handed or maybe it’s because the camera is on the right side of the fold, but I occasionally found it awkward to fold the phone and take a picture.Review of the Microsoft Surface Duo folding phone: Very pretty but just how useful is it?|Aaron Pressman|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Millions of Americans don’t have access to traditional financial services, and Schulman says he believes that smartphones and online platforms provide an opportunity to build a more inclusive economy that brings them into the fold.PayPal’s CEO on why moral leadership makes clear capitalism needs an upgrade|McKenna Moore|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Even with the new glass, however, you can still expect to see a fold crease on the screen.Small upgrades could make for big improvements in Samsung’s latest folding smartphone|Stan Horaczek|September 2, 2020|Popular-Science
That’s crucial, Torto says, because it demonstrates that 4VA could function to both bring solitary locusts into the fold of the swarm, as well as maintain a swarm’s cohesiveness over time.A single molecule may entice normally solitary locusts to form massive swarms|Jonathan Lambert|August 12, 2020|Science News
Cuts and folds can transform a flat piece of paper into a 3-D work of art.
While some stray from the fold, most stay with the same pack their entire lives.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fold the parchment paper with the dry ingredients in half and pour into the stand mixer.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fold over the edges and crimp, then trim any remaining excess.
The parental fold may be about to envelope you—and yet also drive you mad.
They see him bringing working-class whites and Southerners into the fold in a way that no other Democrat could.
With a power over nature multiplied a hundred fold, nature still conquers us.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Fleurette he did not meet until he brought back the sight-seers to the fold in the evening.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The second High-Pockets produced a worn bill-fold and extracted a pink union permit.Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
If you use an envelope, and this custom is now universal, fold your letter neatly to fit into it; then direct on the envelope.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Rabbah was to be a sheep-fold, Babylon a menagerie of wild beasts—a very specific difference and very improbable.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
British Dictionary definitions for fold (1 of 3)
Derived forms of foldfoldable, adjective
Word Origin for fold
British Dictionary definitions for fold (2 of 3)
- a small enclosure or pen for sheep or other livestock, where they can be gathered
- the sheep or other livestock gathered in such an enclosure
- a flock of sheep
- a herd of Highland cattle
Word Origin for fold
British Dictionary definitions for fold (3 of 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with fold
In addition to the idioms beginning with fold
- fold one's tent
- fold up
- return to the fold