- to wrap in folds; wrap up; envelop
- to embrace
transitive verben·fold·ed, en·fold·ing, en·folds
- To cover with or as if with folds; envelop.
- To hold within limits; enclose.
- To embrace.
(third-person singular simple present enfolds, present participle enfolding, simple past and past participle enfolded)
en- + fold
- A luminous warmth seems to enfold me.
- Fealdan) meant originally to double back a piece of cloth or other material so as to form a pleat, whence has evolved its various senses of to roll up, to enclose, enfold or embrace as with the arms, to clasp the hands or arms together, &c. The word is common to Teutonic languages, cf.
- If Ritschl had clearly shown that judgments of value enfold and transform other types of knowledge, just as the "spiritual man" includes and transfigures but does not annihilate the "natural man," then within the compass of this spiritually conditioned knowledge all other knowledge would be seen to have a function and a home.