- 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
Other definitions for fold (2 of 3)
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How to use fold in a sentence
If Watson can be brought back into the fold there are still major obstacles back to football relevancy.
The field of artificial intelligence has created computers that can drive cars, synthesize chemical compounds, fold proteins, and detect high-energy particles at a superhuman level.How Explainable Artificial Intelligence Can Help Humans Innovate|Forest Agostinelli|January 13, 2021|Singularity Hub
Large images and slideshows above the fold are particularly rough on your score, so remove or move them as much as possible.Core Web Vitals report: 28 Ways to supercharge your site|James Parsons|January 13, 2021|Search Engine Watch
The hydrophobic amino acids tend to bury themselves inside the protein folds, away from water molecules, while the hydrophilic amino acids get drawn to the surface.A Newfound Source of Cellular Order in the Chemistry of Life|Viviane Callier|January 7, 2021|Quanta Magazine
That will keep them in the fold as they grow wealthier, offering Robinhood an opportunity to sell them profitable products and services.Robinhood’s next adventure: Stealing market share from the rich|Jeff|December 3, 2020|Fortune
It features 16 travel-inspired objects, including foldable furniture.The 4 Most Fashionable Chairs from Salone del Mobile 2013|Isabel Wilkinson|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lewis-Kraus talks about writing the entire first draft of his book on his phone with a little foldable Bluetooth keyboard.
There was, I learnt, a right way and a wrong way to fold all things foldable.Observations of an Orderly|Ward Muir
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)
Word Origin for -fold
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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