folding

Definitions

  • Two-Foot Rule. Two Fold
    Two-Foot Rule. Two Fold
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj folding capable of being folded up and stored "a foldaway bed"
    • n folding the act of folding "he gave the napkins a double fold"
    • n folding a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
    • n folding the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape "understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Legs Fold on the Under Side of Top The Legs Fold on the Under Side of Top
Folding Kodak Folding Kodak
The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times
    • Folding The act of making a fold or folds; also, a fold; a doubling; a plication. "The lower foldings of the vest."
    • Folding (Agric) The keepig of sheep in inclosures on arable land, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a survey conducted in 2000 by Kimberly-Clark, it was found that men prefer to fold their toilet paper, and women like to wad it
    • n folding A fold; a double.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you fold a piece of A4 paper in half 44 times it will reach the moon
    • adj Folding that folds, or that can be folded, as folding-bed, -chair, -joint, -net, -table, &c
    • ns Folding a fold or plait
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Quotations

  • Kenny Rogers
    Kenny Rogers
    “You've got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em know when to walk away, know when to run.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin%20Hubbard
    “The safest way to double your money is to fold over once and put it in your pocket.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry%20Wadsworth%20Longfellow
    “And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas%20Jefferson
    “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.”
  • Mike Conner
    Mike Conner
    “Life is like a hand of cards. You have to play the hand you're dealt, you can't win by folding, and sometimes you must take chances in order to win.”

Idioms

Above the fold - If a news story is important, it will be above the fold- in the top half of the page of a newspaper.
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Below the fold - If a news story is not important, it will be below the fold- in the lower half of the page of a newspaper.('Beneath the fold' is also used.)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fealdan, to fold; pa.t. feóld; Ger. falten.

Usage

In literature:

Plications: folding,; applied to the folds on the hind wings of Orthoptera.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Illustrated by over 200 wood engravings, and thirteen folding plates.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
Notwithstanding the scanty folds of the cassock, they importuned him still.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Hosmer stood looking on, with folded arms; moved by the grandeur and majesty of the scene.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
Let a ewe from another fold come in and they will scent her quick as lightning.
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
He folded it away in his pocket.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Then, as soon as each garment is removed, it should be vigorously shaken and brushed before it is folded and put away.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
Jack folded his arms, so as to bring the injured wrist against his left side and under his elbow.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Rose had folded up the cloth and put it away in its drawer.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Gougasse, pulling a great silver watch from some fold of her person.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
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In poetry:

Proud Adelil! Proud Adelil!
Why does she lie so cold?
(I made her shrink, I made her reel,
I made her white lids fold.)
"Adelil" by Cale Young Rice
Our joy is theirs, their trust is ours,
Alike below, above,
Or here or there, about us fold
The arms of one great love!
"June On The Merrimac" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Had Jesus left his scattered fold
The legacy of pride,
Golconda's gems and Ophir's gold,
When he, their Shepherd, died;
"Hymns for Communion VI" by John Pierpont
O'er the brows of radiant Pindus
Rolls a shadow dark and cold,
And a sound of lamentation
Issues from its mournful fold.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
The mystery she holds
For him, inveterately he strains to see,
And sight of his obtuseness is the key
Among those folds.
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
"There is a flower that hears afar
The coming tempest knell,
And folds its tiny leaves in fear,--
The scarlet Pimpernel:
"The Vesper Chime" by Mary Gardiner Horsford

In news:

The introduction of folding screens could put pressure on Apple, which Nomura's Windsor said had "fallen behind somewhat" in the hardware race.
Polly Wogg Eats Blind Folded & Senator Joe Griffo Sings at Dark Dining.
At the holiday table, bring napkins into the fold .
0 "Top 100 step-by-step" Napkin Folds by Denise Vivaldo book cover.
She folds napkins like she's Martha Stewart.
The Los Angeles City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to folding the 220 General Services police into the Los Angeles Police Department to provide what officials said would be a seamless response to crimes throughout the city.
Kodak & Target: BOGO Pink Themed 5x7 folded greeting card (printable coupon).
Today through Nov 3rd, Facebook Fans can download a coupon to BUY ONE GET ONE FREE pink-themed 5x7 Folded Greeting Card.
Romney " folded " to pressure from the right on health care.
FOR CENTURIES, ORIGAMI was used to make traditional objects, like simple boats and birds, until one man finally brought the art form into the modern fold .
There's a knack to folding the paper into points and swirls and, quite honestly, it took us a few days to figure it out.
Chances are this chuckle-inducing run-in with a collapsing folding chair at the rookie transition program last week didn't hurt his candidacy.
Fab Melo vs folding chair .
M&R recently added the Amscomatic K-950 to its line of folding and packaging equipment.
And, in the case of the above video, the amazing band Ben Folds Five and Fraggle Rock.
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In science:

But performing an allowable fold is equivalent to removing the smaller portion of paper to one side of the fold.
When Can You Fold a Map?
In this section we simultaneously handle some-layers and all-layers simple folds; with one-layer simple folds, only 1D maps are foldable.
When Can You Fold a Map?
We refer to the di folds as the D-folds, the ri folds as the R-folds, and both kinds together as DR-folds.
When Can You Fold a Map?
It is easy to see that if a solution to the partition problem exists, the above crease pattern can be folded by first making the I-folds, followed by the DR-folds in the order in which they were created, followed by the F-folds (as done in Figure 13).
When Can You Fold a Map?
And each R-fold intersects at least one D-fold.
When Can You Fold a Map?
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