fold-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: a creased or bent form

Commentary: FOLD[+form][+bend][+crease]
NOTE: refers to a resulting form, not the event of creating it.

The origami teacher showed us new folds in class today.
The napkins had a single vertical fold in them.
The garment fell in soft folds from the shoulders.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a community of people with a shared interest or value

Commentary: FOLD[+collection][+people][+community][+with_shared_interest]

The friends agreed to let Jane back in the fold after her falling out with them.
The pastor felt responsible for the spiritual guidance for every member in his fold.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a bent or twisted rock strata

Commentary: FOLD[+location][+geological][+strata][+rock][+bent]

The folds in this bed of limestone were made millions of years ago.
The geology students measured the orientation and length of the fold in the strata of the outcrop.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a flock of sheep or goats

Commentary: FOLD[+collection][+sheep][+flock]

The sheepdog herded a young lamb back into the fold.
The fold of sheep huddled together during the storm.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: a ridge or drape of tissue, skin

Commentary: FOLD[+body_part][+tissue][+ridged]

The plastic surgeon removed small folds of skin beneath the patient's eyes.
The heavyset man had folds of flesh around his abdomen.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: an enclosure or pen for sheep and goats

Commentary: FOLD[+artifact][+enclosure][+pen][+for_sheep]

The farmer repaired a hole in his sheep fold.
The animals are fed and kept in the fold at night.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: the act of creasing or bending something

Commentary: FOLD[+event][+bending][+of_object]
NOTE: refers to the act of creating the bend, not the resulting form (Sense 1)

Mary showed us the full lotus position in yoga with an agile fold of her legs.
Give the sheet two folds so it will fit nicely in this envelop.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7