"folds" in the noun 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"
2. congregation, fold, faithful
a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
3. fold, folding
a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
4. flock, fold
a group of sheep or goats
5. fold, plica
a folded part (as in skin or muscle)
6. fold, sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote
a pen for sheep
7. fold, folding
the act of folding
"he gave the napkins a double fold"
"folds" in the verb 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"
incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating
"Fold the egg whites into the batter"
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"
4. pen up, fold
confine in a fold, like sheep
5. fold, fold up
become folded or folded up
"The bed folds in a jiffy"
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