Fold v. t. [imp. & p. p. Folded; p. pr. & vb. n. Folding.]
1. 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.
As a vesture shalt thou fold them up. --Heb. i. 12.
2. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.
3. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.
A face folded in sorrow. --J. Webster.
We will descend and fold him in our arms. --Shak.
4. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
Nor fold my fault in cleanly coined excuses. --Shak.
adj : bent over or doubled up so that one part lies on another; "a
folded map"; "a folded tophat is collapsed"; "when a
bird's wings are brought close to the body they are
spoken of as folded" [ant: unfolded]