the fold

Definition of the fold

  1. :  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

  1. :  an enclosure for sheep

    :  a flock of sheep

    :  a group of people or institutions that share a common faith, belief, activity, or enthusiasm

  1. :  to pen up or confine (sheep) in a fold

  1. :  to lay one part over another part of

    :  to reduce the length or bulk of by doubling over

    :  to clasp together :  entwine

  1. :  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

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