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
Definition for folio (2 of 2)
Origin of folio verso
Examples from the Web for folio
Like yacht and horse racing, wine making is a wildly expensive proposition, says Michael Mondavi, founder of Folio Wines.
The bands are also stretched upon the sewing frame; for folio, at least six are used, and for quarto not less than four.Practical Bookbinding|Paul Adam
One at folio 230 represents the knights parading round the lists to show themselves before the commencement of the sports.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages|Edward Lewes Cutts
Now, in this first folio, Heminge and Condell began marking divisions for intervals in the plays.Shakespeare in the Theatre|William Poel
In Great Britain, a “folio” is taken to contain 72 words, except in parliamentary and chancery documents, when the number is 90.
The ballad was printed by Percy from two MS. copies, one of them in the editor's folio collection.
British Dictionary definitions for folio
noun plural -lios
verb -lios, -lioing or -lioed
Word Origin for folio
Word Origin and History 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.