Definition of enfold verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    enfold

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈfəʊld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfoʊld//
     
    (literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enfold
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈfəʊld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfoʊld//
     
    he / she / it enfolds
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈfəʊldz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfoʊldz//
     
    past simple enfolded
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈfəʊldɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfoʊldɪd//
     
    past participle enfolded
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈfəʊldɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfoʊldɪd//
     
    -ing form enfolding
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈfəʊldɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfoʊldɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1enfold somebody/something (in something) to hold somebody in your arms in a way that shows affection synonym embrace She lay quietly, enfolded in his arms.
  2. 2enfold somebody/something (in something) to surround or cover somebody/something completely Darkness spread and enfolded him. The summit was enfolded in a circle of white cloud.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘involve, entail, imply’; formerly also as infold): from en-, in- ‘within’ + fold.
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