- 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM foldfold·a·ble, adjective
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How to use fold in a sentence
DeepMind’s technological leap could make accurately predicting these folds a much less time and resource-consuming process, which could dramatically change the pace at which our understanding of diseases and therapeutics progresses.Alphabet’s DeepMind achieves historic new milestone in AI-based protein structure prediction|Darrell Etherington|November 30, 2020|TechCrunch
Adobe hopes that by bringing another marketing tool into the fold, it can help its customers increase the likelihood of a positive online customer experience.Adobe acquires marketing workflow startup Workfront for $1.5B|Ron Miller|November 9, 2020|TechCrunch
“We’re reaching peak newsletter saturation at this point and there has to be a unique way to bring subscribers into the fold,” said Mike Donoghue, CEO of Subtext.‘This conversation is personal’: Inc.’s columnists are now available through text for readers willing to pay|Kayleigh Barber|October 29, 2020|Digiday
Earlier this year we showed how to approximate any three-dimensional shape by taking a flat sheet and introducing folds.
Keeping the folds you just made on the inside, fold it like a hot dog bun or a taco shell.Five classic paper toys you can make when you’re bored (whether you’re in school or not)|John Kennedy|October 7, 2020|Popular-Science
Zalwar Khan returns quickly and begins his morning prayers, spreading out a plastic mat and folding his arms over his chest.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We got here hours ago,” says a man with a foot brace who's given up his spot in the amorphous line to sit on a folding chair.Beyonce, Jay Z & No Doubt Sing to End Global Poverty in Central Park|Caitlin Dickson|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In two-thirds of the room, delegates sat in folding chairs across the basketball court, which was covered by mats.
Patients in the former are nearly all black or Hispanic; some fifty or sixty of them wait on folding metal chairs.Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father|Adam Hochschild|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As recently as a decade ago, there was serious talk of folding at least three and possibly as many as six franchises.
That folding wireless staff you use on the Marigold is repeated right on the top of that tower.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
She was folding and tying with a narrow ribbon some papers as she spoke, and her eyes snapped behind her glasses.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
At first geologists were disposed to attribute all the phenomena of mountain-folding to the progressive cooling of the earth.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Lamb could visualize him putting his coat on a hanger, carefully folding a scarf over it.
The owner of the slippers was folding the robe and laying it over the rail, and grumbling to himself all the while.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
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