Definition of the fold
: a group of people who have a shared faith or interest His former colleagues would be glad to welcome him back into the fold.
Word by Word Definitions
: an enclosure for sheep
: a flock of sheep
: a group of people or institutions that share a common faith, belief, activity, or enthusiasm
: to pen up or confine (as sheep) in a fold
: to lay one part over another part of
: to reduce the length or bulk of by doubling over
: to clasp together : entwine
: a part doubled or laid over another part : pleat
: something that is folded together or that enfolds
: a bend or flexure produced in rock by forces operative after the depositing or consolidation of the rock
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up the fold? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).