Infold
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 do worms infold. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Infold his limbs in bands. --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]

2. To clasp with the arms; to embrace. [1913 Webster]

Noble Banquo, . . . let me infold thee, And hold thee to my heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • infold — index contain (enclose) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • infold — [in fōld′] vt. var. of ENFOLD …   English World dictionary

  • infold — To inclose within a fold, as in “infolding” an ulcer of the stomach, in which the walls on either side of the lesion are brought together and sutured. * * * in·fold in fōld vt to cover or surround with folds or a covering <infold the hernial… …   Medical dictionary

  • infold — verb Date: 15th century transitive verb enfold, envelop intransitive verb to fold inward or toward one another …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • infold — infold1 /in fohld /, v.t. enfold. infold2 /in fohld /, v.t., v.i. to invaginate (defs. 2 4). [IN 1 + FOLD1; cf. ENFOLD] * * * …   Universalium

  • infold — verb a) To fold inwards b) To enfold or envelop …   Wiktionary

  • infold — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages: enfold, envelop, enwrap, invest, roll, swaddle, swathe, wrap, wrap up. See PUT ON. 2. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure: cloak, clothe,… …   English dictionary for students

  • infold — in·fold || ɪn fəʊld v. envelope, wrap up; surround; embrace, hug (also enfold) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • infold — v. a. [Sometimes written Enfold.] 1. Inwrap, enclose, wrap, fold, envelop. 2. Clasp, embrace …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • infold — in·fold …   English syllables

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