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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

An enclosure for flocks to rest together (Isaiah 13:20). Sheep-folds are mentioned Numbers 32:16, 24, 36; 2 Samuel 7:8; Zephaniah 2:6; John 10:1, etc. It was prophesied of the cities of Ammon (Ezekiel 25:5), Aroer (Isaiah 17:2), and Judaea, that they would be folds or couching-places for flocks. "Among the pots," of the Authorized Version (Psalms 68:13), is rightly in the Revised Version, "among the sheepfolds."

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOLD, noun [See the verb, to fold ]

1. A pen or inclosure for sheep; a place where a flock of sheep is kept, whether in the field or under shelter.

2. A flock of sheep. Hence in a scriptural sense, the church, the flock of the Shepherd of Israel.

Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold John 10:16.

3. A limit. [Not in use.]

FOLD, noun

1. The doubling of any flexible substance, as cloth; complication; a plait; one part turned or bent and laid on another; as a fold of linen.

2. In composition, the same quantity added; as two fold four fold ten fold that is, twice as much, four times as much, ten times as much.

FOLD, verb transitive [Heb. The primary sense is to fall, or to lay, to set, throw or press together.]

1. To double; to lap or lay in plaits; as, to fold a piece of cloth.

2. To double and insert one part in another; as, to fold a letter.

3. To double or lay together, as the arms. He folds his arms in despair.

4. To confine sheep in a fold

FOLD, verb intransitive To close over another of the same kind; as, the leaves of the door fold

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOLDAGE, noun The right of folding sheep.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOLDED, participle passive Doubled; laid in plaits; complicated; kept in a fold.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOLDER, noun

1. An instrument used in folding paper.

2. One that folds.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOLDING, participle present tense

1. Doubling; laying in plaits; keeping in a fold.

2. adjective Doubling; that may close over another, or that consists of leaves which may close one over another; as a folding door.


1. A fold; a doubling.

2. Among farmers, the keeping of sheep in inclosures on arable land, etc.