folio

noun
fo·​lio | \ ˈfō-lē-ˌō How to pronounce folio (audio) \
plural folios

Definition of folio

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a leaf especially of a manuscript or book
b : a leaf number
c : a page number
d : an identifying reference in accounting used in posting
2a : a sheet of paper folded once
b : a case or folder for loose papers
3a : the size of a piece of paper cut two from a sheet also : paper or a page of this size
b : a book printed on folio pages
c : a book of the largest size
4 : a certain number of words taken as a unit or division in a document for purposes of measurement or reference

folio

verb
folioed; folioing; folios

Definition of folio (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to put a serial number on each leaf or page of

Examples of folio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Mujjo leather wallet case is a great alternative for those who don’t want to keep their iPhone in a folio and aren’t interested in Apple’s leather card wallet. Anthony Karcz, Forbes, "The 13 Best iPhone 12 Pro Max Cases To Keep It Safe Until Your Next Upgrade," 1 Mar. 2021 The neat thing about Pipetto’s folio case is that the cover is multi-functional. Anthony Karcz, Forbes, "The 13 Best iPhone 12 Pro Max Cases To Keep It Safe Until Your Next Upgrade," 1 Mar. 2021 Less than 200 copies of the elephant folio were ever made. Marissa Fessenden, Scientific American, "Audubon's Birds Live On Long after His Death [Slide Show]," 17 May 2013 The company also sells various accessories, like a folio, the 2020 National Mah Jongg League card and a playing mat rack and pusher. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, "Dallas company criticized for "gentrifying" mahjong tiles," 5 Jan. 2021 For the busy executive: This leather-like folio Those with important notes to keep need an important place to keep them. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "39 magical gifts every Disney lover will adore this holiday season," 13 Nov. 2020 This case covers your entire phone with a folio that keeps your screen clear and doubles as a wallet. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "Protect your iPhone 12 with these stylish and rugged cases," 16 Oct. 2020 Add a keyboard folio case for protection or a detachable bluetooth keyboard with trackpad for laptop usability. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, "The best Cyber Monday 2020 deals for working from home," 30 Nov. 2020 Take a recent folio of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies that just sold at Christie’s. James Tarmy, Bloomberg.com, "Retail Might Be Struggling, But the Rich Are Buying Rare Books," 9 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of folio

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for folio

Noun

Middle English, from Latin, ablative of folium

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The first known use of folio was in the 15th century

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23 Mar 2021

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“Folio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folio. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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folio

noun
fo·​lio | \ ˈfō-lē-ˌō How to pronounce folio (audio) \

Legal Definition of folio

: a certain number of words taken as a unit or division in a document for purposes of measurement or reference

Note: A folio by statutory provision generally consists of 100 words.

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