Definition of Folding in English :

Define Folding in English

Folding meaning in English

Meaning of Folding in English

Pronunciation of Folding in English

Folding pronunciation in English

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1. folding, protein folding

the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape

Example Sentences:
'understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code'

2. fold, folding

a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock

3. fold, folding

the act of folding

Example Sentences:
'he gave the napkins a double fold'


4. foldable, foldaway, folding

capable of being folded up and stored

Example Sentences:
'a foldaway bed'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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able to be folded
a folding chair/table/bed
2. geology
bends in stratified rocks that result from movements within the earth's crust and produce such structures as anticlines and synclines
The original strata and folding of the rocks can still be discerned.

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v. fold·ed, fold·ing, folds
1. To bend over or double up so that one part lies on another part: fold a sheet of paper.
2. To make compact by doubling or bending over parts: folded the laundry; folded the chairs for stacking.
3. To bring from an extended to a closed position: The hawk folded its wings.
4. To bring from a compact to an extended position; unfold: folded the ironing board down from the wall; folded out the map to see where we were.
5. To place together and intertwine: fold one's arms.
6. To envelop or clasp; enfold: folded his children to his breast; folded the check into the letter.
7. To blend (a light ingredient) into a heavier mixture with a series of gentle turns: folded the beaten egg whites into the batter.
a. Informal To discontinue operating; close: They had to fold the company a year after they started it.
b. Games To withdraw (one's hand) in defeat, as by laying cards face down on a table.
9. Geology To form bends in (a stratum of rock).
a. To become folded.
b. To be capable of being folded: a bed that folds for easy storage.
2. Informal To close, especially for lack of financial success; fail.
3. Games To withdraw from a game in defeat.
4. Informal
a. To give in; buckle: a team that never folded under pressure.
b. To weaken or collapse from exertion.
1. The act or an instance of folding.
2. A part that has been folded over or against another: the loose folds of the drapery; clothes stacked in neat folds.
3. A line or mark made by folding; a crease: tore the paper carefully along the fold; a headline that appeared above the fold.
4. A coil or bend, as of rope.
5. Chiefly British A hill or dale in undulating country.
6. Geology A bend in a stratum of rock.
7. Anatomy A crease or ridge apparently formed by folding, as of a membrane; a plica.
1. A fenced enclosure for livestock, especially sheep.
2. A flock of sheep.
a. A group of people or institutions bound together by common beliefs and aims.
b. A religious congregation: The priest welcomed new parishioners into the fold.
tr.v. fold·ed, fold·ing, folds
To place or keep (sheep, for example) in a fenced enclosure.

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