folio

1 of 2

noun

fo·​lio ˈfō-lē-ˌō How to pronounce folio (audio)
plural folios
1
a
: 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
2
a
: a sheet of paper folded once
b
: a case or folder for loose papers
3
a
: 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

2 of 2

verb

folioed; folioing; folios

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
Hotel folios show the men’s basketball team regularly purchased custom banquet-style buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kenny Jacoby, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 This latest study by the Politecnico di Milano focuses on the black stains on folio 843 as part of a pilot project to take a closer look at three Codex Atlanticus drawings in particular, taking advantage of the removal and replacement of folio 843's passe-partout. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 2 May 2023 What to Consider Rates are steep, especially on peak dates, and extra fees like parking add up to a hefty folio. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2024 And the stains were on the passe-partouts, not the actual folios. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 2 May 2023 Once it was determined that the actual folios were not growing mold, the Ambrosia conservationists unbound all 12 volumes and replaced the passe-partouts for all the folios, which are now kept in acid-free boxes. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 2 May 2023 This rugged folio case also offers a bevy of kid-proof features. Tanya Edwards, Parents, 13 Mar. 2024 Montgomery, who is wearing a gray jacket, was captured in the video setting her folio on the top of the parent’s car and administering blows to the baby’s back. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 27 Feb. 2024 The keyboard folio is an extra $149 and feels like another budget option. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 28 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, from Latin, ablative of folium

First Known Use

Noun

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

Verb

1858, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Folio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folio. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

folio

noun
fo·​lio
ˈfō-lē-ˌō
plural folios
1
: a leaf of a manuscript or book
2
a
: a book made up of sheets of paper that have been folded to produce two leaves
b
: a very large book

Legal Definition

folio

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