infold

verb
in·​fold | \ in-ˈfōld How to pronounce infold (audio) \
infolded; infolding; infolds

Definition of infold

intransitive verb

: to fold inward or toward one another

First Known Use of infold

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about infold

Statistics for infold

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for infold

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for infold

in·​fold | \ in-ˈfōld How to pronounce infold (audio) \

Medical Definition of infold

: to cover or surround with folds or a covering infold the hernial sac with sutures

intransitive verb

\ ˈin-​ˌ \ : to fold inward or toward one another the neural crests infold and fuse

More from Merriam-Webster on infold

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with infold

Britannica English: Translation of infold for Arabic Speakers

Comments on infold

What made you want to look up infold? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or obtain by small maneuvers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!