en|fold [ınˈfəuld US -ˈfould] v [T]
formal to cover or surround someone or something completely
The wizard screamed as the darkness enfolded him.
He reached out to enfold her in his arms.

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  • Enfold — En*fold , v. t. To infold. See {Infold}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enfold — index clothe, consist, contain (comprise), embrace (encircle), enclose, envelop Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • enfold — also infold, early 15c., from EN (Cf. en ) (1) make, put in + FOLD (Cf. fold). Related: Enfolded; enfolding …   Etymology dictionary

  • enfold — [v] embrace, hug bear hug, cinch, clasp, clinch, clutch, cover, drape, encase, enclose, encompass, enshroud, envelop, envelope, enwrap, fold, girdle, grab, hold, invest, press, shroud, squeeze, surround, swathe, veil, wrap, wrap up; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • enfold — ► VERB ▪ surround; envelop …   English terms dictionary

  • enfold — [en fōld′, infōld′] vt. 1. to wrap in folds; wrap up; envelop 2. to embrace enfoldment n …   English World dictionary

  • enfold — enfolder, n. enfoldment, n. /en fohld /, v.t. 1. to wrap up; envelop: to enfold someone in a cloak. 2. to surround as if with folds: He wished to enfold her in the warmth of his love. What happened is enfolded in mystery. 3. to hug or clasp;… …   Universalium

  • enfold — [[t]ɪnfo͟ʊld[/t]] enfolds, enfolding, enfolded 1) VERB If something enfolds an object or person, they cover, surround, or are wrapped around that object or person. [LITERARY] [V n] Aurora felt the opium haze enfold her... [be V ed in n] Wood was… …   English dictionary

  • enfold — UK [ɪnˈfəʊld] / US [ɪnˈfoʊld] verb [transitive] Word forms enfold : present tense I/you/we/they enfold he/she/it enfolds present participle enfolding past tense enfolded past participle enfolded formal to surround or enclose someone or something …   English dictionary

  • enfold — Infold In*fold (?n f?ld ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infolded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infolding}.] [Pref. in in + fold.] [Written also {enfold}.] 1. To wrap up or cover with folds; to envelop; to inwrap; to inclose; to involve. [1913 Webster] Gilded tombs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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