See also: Upfold

English edit

Etymology edit

up- +‎ fold

Verb edit

upfold (third-person singular simple present upfolds, present participle upfolding, simple past and past participle upfolded)

  1. (transitive) To fold up.
    • 2003, May Swenson, The Complete Love Poems of May Swenson, →ISBN, page 133:
      I lie on my side, head sunk in the pillow, legs upfolded, as if for Indian burial.
    • 2014, Cassie Merko, Roots - A Life in Review, →ISBN:
      The two little boys in the picture wore short pants and short, wide double breasted jackets over white shirts with white upfolded collars and black bow ties that looked terribly uncomfortable judging by the grimace on the chubby faces.
  2. (intransitive)To create a raised fold.
    • 2012, Michael A. Arbib, How the Brain Got Language: The Mirror System Hypothesis, →ISBN, page 91:
      A groove in the cortex is called a fissure or a sulcus, and the upfolded tissue between two sulci is a gyrus.
    • 2012, Alex McCallum, Midlothian, →ISBN, page 26:
      Thus the Pentland Hills form an anticline of Upper Silurian Rocks (shales and grits), over which the Carboniferous Rocks were upfolded.
  3. (rare, transitive and intransitive) To come together in order to form a whole
    • 1869, The Church Seasons Historically and Poetically Illustrated, page 480:
      It was the merciless upfolding of that glorious transfiguration pageant, in which the corruptible was seen putting on incorruption, and the mortal clothing itself with immortality.
    • 1899, Annual Report of the State Superintendent for the School Year:
      It is the life essence of true womanhood, existing potentially in the child, upfolding with other elements of character until it becomes the softening and ennobling spirit of the adult woman.
    • 1970, United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: People's Republic of China[1], numbers 105-126:
      The key to upfolding the mass campaign to study and apply the new party Constitution lies in the members of leading groups at all levels taking the lead in studying and applying []
    • 1977, Daily Report: People's Republic of China[2], numbers 231-240, United States: Foreign Broadcast Information Service:
      [] and encouraged by the three great banners of the general line, the big leap forward and the people's commune, they upfolded a great revolution in education in 1958.
    • 2015, Isabel Gamble MacCaffrey, Spenser's Allegory: The Anatomy of Imagination, →ISBN, page 75:
      And behind Spenser's poem is a further implication: that in the timeless realm beyond history, in which all things shall one day be upfolded, the imagined and the real will become one, the crooked images be absorbed into their archetypes.

Noun edit

upfold (plural upfolds)

  1. (geology) An anticline.
    • 2006, Peter L. Kresan, Reed Mencke, Understanding Earth Student Study Guide[3]:
      In young mountains, upfolds (anticlines) form ridges and downfolds (synclines) form valleys.

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