|Origin:||Old English falod|
a line made in paper or material when you fold one part of it over another:
Bend back the card and cut along the fold.
the folds in material, skin etc are the loose parts that hang over other parts of it:
Her dress hung in soft folds.
the group of people that you belong to and share the same beliefs and ideas as
return/come back to the fold
The Church will welcome him back into the fold.
stray from/leave the fold
a former advocate of free market economics who had strayed from the fold
a small area of a field surrounded by a wall or fence where sheep are kept for safety [= pen; ↪ corral]
a bend in layers of rock, caused by underground movements in the earth