Definition of Folio in English :

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Folio meaning in English

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1. folio, page number, pagination, paging

the system of numbering pages

2. folio, leaf

a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)

3. folio

a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages

Example Sentences:
'the first folio of Shakespeare's plays'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of folio
noun plural -lios
a sheet of paper folded in half to make two leaves for a book or manuscript
a book or manuscript of the largest common size made up of such sheets
a leaf of paper or parchment numbered on the front side only
a page number in a book
5. law
a unit of measurement of the length of legal documents, determined by the number of words, generally 72 or 90 in Britain and 100 in the US
6. New Zealand
a collection of related material
relating to or having the format of a folio
a folio edition
verb -lios, -lioing or -lioed
8. (transitive)
to number the leaves of (a book) consecutively

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nounWord forms: plural ˈfoliˌos
1.  Accounting
a page of a ledger, or facing pages with the same number
2.  Law
a set number of words (100 in the U.S., 72 or 90 in England) considered as a unit of measuring the length of a legal or official document
3.  Printing
a large sheet of paper folded once, so that it forms two leaves, or four pages, of a book, manuscript, etc.
a large size of book, about 12 by 15 inches, made of sheets folded in this way
a leaf of a manuscript, book, etc. numbered on only one side
the number of a page in a book, etc.
having sheets folded once; of the size of a folio
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈfoliˌoed or ˈfoliˌoing
to number the pages of (a book, etc.) consecutively; page

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see synonyms of folio
n. pl. fo·li·os
a. A large sheet of paper folded once in the middle, making two leaves or four pages of a book or manuscript.
b. A book or manuscript of the largest common size, usually about 38 centimeters (15 inches) in height, consisting of such folded sheets.
a. A leaf of a book numbered only on the front side.
b. A number on such a leaf.
c. A page number.
3. Law A specific number of words used as a unit for measuring the length of the text of a legal document.
tr.v. fo·li·oed, fo·li·o·ing, fo·li·os
To number consecutively the pages or leaves of (a book, for example).

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