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Definition of "enfold" [en•fold]

  • To cover with or as if with folds; envelop. (verb-transitive)
  • To hold within limits; enclose. (verb-transitive)
  • To embrace. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enfold" in a sentence
  • "Leah allowed Margery to enfold her in her comforting embrace, once more giving herself over to the tears that had taken so long to find their release."
  • "Perception is that ongoing efforts by the established community (Anglo/Hispanic alike) to embrace/enfold the newcomers has been rebuffed."
  • "His lips press and his arms enfold not her so much as the ideal of her, and unless she unmake herself, he cannot unlove her."