- 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.
- 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. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘involve, entail, imply’; formerly also as infold): from en-, in- ‘within’ + fold.
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//