noun, plural fo·li·os.
- (in a book) the number of each page.
- (in a newspaper) the number of each page together with the date and the name of the newspaper.
verb (used with object), fo·li·oed, fo·li·o·ing.
Origin of folio
Origin of folio verso
Related Words for foliosheet, sum, total, figure, statistic, plate, layer, leaf, coat, blanket, surface, foil, piece, slab, essay, album, novel, publication, dictionary, pamphlet
Examples from the Web for folio
Contemporary Examples of folio
Like yacht and horse racing, wine making is a wildly expensive proposition, says Michael Mondavi, founder of Folio Wines.Billionaire Divorcee's Happy Ending
January 24, 2011
Historical Examples of folio
The Rector spoke with an obvious effort, got his hand off the page and closed the folio.The Incomplete Amorist
I would not take my folio paper for this epistle, and now I repent it.The Letters of Robert Burns
Nor can we regard as aught other such terms as 'leaf' or 'folio,' which is also 'leaf.'
He was seated at a table, and had a large old German folio open before him.The Gypsies
Charles G. Leland
He had got through January and February in five folio volumes, when he died in 1658.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
noun plural -lios
verb -lios, -lioing or -lioed
Word Origin for folio
mid-15c., from Late Latin folio "leaf or sheet of paper," from Latin folio, ablative of folium "leaf," from PIE *bhulyom "leaf" (cf. Greek phyllon "leaf," Gaelic bile "leaflet, blossom"), from root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole). Ablative of location, because this was used in page references. Meaning "volume of the largest size" first attested 1620s.