Synonyms of folding


1. protein folding, folding, organic process, biological process

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

2. fold, folding, geological process, geologic process

usage: a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock

3. fold, folding, change of shape

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


1. fold, fold up, turn up, change surface

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

2. fold, integrate, incorporate

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

3. close up, close, fold, shut down, close down

usage: 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"

4. pen up, fold, restrain, confine, hold

usage: confine in a fold, like sheep

5. fold, fold up, change

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


1. foldable, foldaway, folding(prenominal), collapsible (vs. noncollapsible), collapsable

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

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