fold·​ing ˈfōl-diŋ How to pronounce folding (audio)
: capable of being folded into a more compact shape
folding chairs
a folding door

Examples of folding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In general, folding exercise bikes are less durable than their non-folding counterparts. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 8 Jan. 2023 The Game Boy modding community is popular right now, and one currently trending mod involves transplanting the circuitry of a folding Game Boy Advance SP (from 2003) into a non-folding custom shell. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 15 Nov. 2022 Nissan advises owners to avoid attaching anything to the key fob and to use the key in the non-folding position. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, 28 Feb. 2023 Roberts is depicted on the mural at his seat just inside the folding front doors of a classic Baltimore transit car on what was then the line that carried the most passengers and was also the longest in the city. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 11 Feb. 2023 What to Consider: The price point is a bit higher than similar folding travel mirrors. Kaitlyn McInnis, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2023 There are rumors that the S23 Ultra will have a 200 megapixel camera, which almost doubles the 108MP resolution that’s been available on Samsung’s top-end non-folding phone since the S20 series. Mitchell Clark, The Verge, 7 Jan. 2023 The Integra combines the look of a traditional sedan with the practicality of a hatchback: more room and flat folding rear seats to accommodate big items. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2022 These are handsets that look just like traditional non-folding phones. Chris Smith, BGR, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of folding was in the 15th century

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“Folding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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