Enfold

  • 1 Enfold — En*fold , v. t. To infold. See {Infold}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 enfold — index clothe, consist, contain (comprise), embrace (encircle), enclose, envelop Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 3 enfold — also infold, early 15c., from EN (Cf. en ) (1) make, put in + FOLD (Cf. fold). Related: Enfolded; enfolding …

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  • 4 enfold — [v] embrace, hug bear hug, cinch, clasp, clinch, clutch, cover, drape, encase, enclose, encompass, enshroud, envelop, envelope, enwrap, fold, girdle, grab, hold, invest, press, shroud, squeeze, surround, swathe, veil, wrap, wrap up; concepts… …

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  • 5 enfold — ► VERB ▪ surround; envelop …

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  • 6 enfold — [en fōld′, infōld′] vt. 1. to wrap in folds; wrap up; envelop 2. to embrace enfoldment n …

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  • 7 enfold — enfolder, n. enfoldment, n. /en fohld /, v.t. 1. to wrap up; envelop: to enfold someone in a cloak. 2. to surround as if with folds: He wished to enfold her in the warmth of his love. What happened is enfolded in mystery. 3. to hug or clasp;… …

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  • 8 enfold — [[t]ɪnfo͟ʊld[/t]] enfolds, enfolding, enfolded 1) VERB If something enfolds an object or person, they cover, surround, or are wrapped around that object or person. [LITERARY] [V n] Aurora felt the opium haze enfold her... [be V ed in n] Wood was… …

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  • 9 enfold — UK [ɪnˈfəʊld] / US [ɪnˈfoʊld] verb [transitive] Word forms enfold : present tense I/you/we/they enfold he/she/it enfolds present participle enfolding past tense enfolded past participle enfolded formal to surround or enclose someone or something …

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  • 10 enfold — Infold In*fold (?n f?ld ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infolded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infolding}.] [Pref. in in + fold.] [Written also {enfold}.] 1. To wrap up or cover with folds; to envelop; to inwrap; to inclose; to involve. [1913 Webster] Gilded tombs… …

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  • 11 enfold — en|fold [ınˈfəuld US ˈfould] v [T] formal to cover or surround someone or something completely ▪ The wizard screamed as the darkness enfolded him. ▪ He reached out to enfold her in his arms …

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  • 12 enfold — transitive verb Date: 1566 1. a. to cover with or as if with folds ; envelop b. to surround with a covering ; contain 2. to clasp within the arms ; embrace …

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  • 13 enfold — verb a) To fold something around; to envelop b) To embrace …

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  • 14 enfold — Synonyms and related words: bosom, box, case, clasp, clinch, clip, close, compass, compass about, comprise, contain, cover, crate, crease, crimp, crisp, dog ear, double, double over, drape, embay, embed, embosom, embox, embrace, encapsulate,… …

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  • 15 enfold — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. envelop, enclose, encompass; embrace. See endearment, circumscription. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. envelop, wrap up, encase, enclose; see surround 1 , 2 , wrap 1 , 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v …

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  • 16 enfold — en|fold [ ın fould ] verb transitive FORMAL to surround or enclose someone or something …

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  • 17 enfold — en·fold || ɪn fəʊld v. envelope, wrap up; surround; embrace, hug (also infold) …

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  • 18 enfold — [ɪn fəʊld, ɛn ] verb surround; envelop …

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  • 19 enfold — verb (T) formal to enclose or surround something: He enfolded her in his arms …

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  • 20 enfold — verb 1) the summit was enfolded in white cloud Syn: envelop, engulf, sheathe, swathe, swaddle, cocoon, shroud, veil, cloak, drape, cover; surround, enclose, encase, encircle; literary enshroud, mantle 2) …

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