Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fold

7 senses of fold

Sense 1
fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend -- (an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow")
       => angular shape, angularity -- (a shape having one or more sharp angles)

Sense 2
congregation, fold, faithful -- (a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church)
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

Sense 3
fold, folding -- (a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock)
       => geological process, geologic process -- ((geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified)

Sense 4
flock, fold -- (a group of sheep or goats)
       => animal group -- (a group of animals)

Sense 5
fold, plica -- (a folded part (as in skin or muscle))
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 6
fold, sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote -- (a pen for sheep)
       => pen -- (an enclosure for confining livestock)

Sense 7
fold, folding -- (the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold")
       => change of shape -- (an action that changes the shape of something)

Antonyms of verb fold

1 of 5 senses of fold

Sense 1
fold, fold up, turn up -- (bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar")
       Antonym of unfold (Sense 4)
      => unfold, spread, spread out, open -- (spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fold

5 senses of fold

Sense 1
fold, fold up, turn up -- (bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar")
       => change surface -- (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)

Sense 2
fold -- (incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg whites into the batter")
       => integrate, incorporate -- (make into a whole or make part of a whole; "She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal")

Sense 3
close up, close, fold, shut down, close down -- (cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop")

Sense 4
pen up, fold -- (confine in a fold, like sheep)
       => restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")

Sense 5
fold, fold up -- (become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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