Dictionary Results for folding

1. folding - noun

· the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape; "understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code"

Synonym(s): protein_folding

Hypernym(s): organic_process, biological_process

2. folding - noun

· a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock

Synonym(s): fold

Hypernym(s): geological_process, geologic_process

3. folding - noun

· the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold"

Synonym(s): fold

Hypernym(s): change_of_shape

4. fold - verb

· bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"

Synonym(s): fold_up, turn_up

Hypernym(s): change_surface

Antonym(s): unfold

5. fold - verb

· incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg whites into the batter"

Hypernym(s): integrate, incorporate

6. fold - verb

· cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop"

Synonym(s): close_up, close, shut_down, close_down

7. fold - verb

· confine in a fold, like sheep

Synonym(s): pen_up

Hypernym(s): restrain, confine, hold, constrain

8. fold - verb

· become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy"

Synonym(s): fold_up

Hypernym(s): change

9. folding - adjective

· capable of being folded up and stored; "a foldaway bed"

Synonym(s): foldable, foldaway

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