1. (v. t.) To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter.

2. (v. t.) To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.

3. (v. t.) To enclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to enfold; to clasp; to embrace.

4. (v. t.) To cover or wrap up; to conceal.

5. (v. i.) To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.

6. (n.) A doubling, esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.

7. (v.) Times or repetitions; -- used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple ratio, multiplied by four.

8. (v.) That which is folded together, or which enfolds or envelops; embrace.

9. (n.) An enclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.

10. (n.) A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.

11. (n.) A boundary; a limit.

12. (v. t.) To confine in a fold, as sheep.

13. (v. i.) To confine sheep in a fold.

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