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enfold

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verb en·fold \in-ˈfōld, en-\

Simple Definition of enfold

  • : to cover (someone or something) completely

  • : to hold (someone or something) in your arms

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of enfold

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to cover with or as if with folds :  envelop b :  to surround with a covering :  contain

  3. 2 :  to clasp within the arms :  embrace

Examples of enfold in a sentence

  1. The dish is made of vegetables enfolded in a pastry crust.

  2. We watched as darkness enfolded the city.



1566

First Known Use of enfold

1566


ENFOLD Defined for Kids

enfold

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verb en·fold \in-ˈfōld\

Definition of enfold for Students

enfolded

enfolding

  1. 1 :  to wrap up <He carefully enfolded the infant in a blanket.>

  2. 2 :  1embrace 1





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