• (RP) IPA: /ˈfəʊldɪŋ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈfoʊldɪŋ/


  1. Designed to fold; as a folding bed, a folding bicycle, a folding chair, etc.
Translations Noun

folding (plural foldings)

  1. The action of folding; a fold.
    • 2007, Greg Patent, ‎Dave McLean, A Baker's Odyssey
      Refrigerating the dough between rollings and foldings also makes the dough easy to handle and prevents the butter from becoming too soft.
  2. The keeping of sheep in enclosures on arable land, etc.
  3. (computing, programming) Code folding: a source code display technique that can hide the contents of methods, classes, etc. for easier navigation.
  4. (geology) the deformation of the Earth's crust in response to slow lateral compression.
  5. (slang) Paper money, as opposed to coins.
    • 1953, Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, Penguin 2010, p. 123:
      He has written twelve of these fat sex and sword-play historical novels and every damn one of them has been on the best-seller lists. He must have made plenty of the folding.
Translations Verb
  1. present participle of fold#English|fold

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