American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large sheet of paper folded once in the middle, making two leaves or four pages of a book or manuscript.
- n. A book or manuscript of the largest common size, usually about 38 centimeters (15 inches) in height, consisting of such folded sheets.
- n. A leaf of a book numbered only on the front side.
- n. A number on such a leaf.
- n. A page number.
- n. Accounting A page in a ledger or two facing pages that are assigned a single number.
- n. Law A specific number of words used as a unit for measuring the length of the text of a document.
- v. To number consecutively the pages or leaves of (a book, for example).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sheet of paper folded once, usually through the shorter diameter, so as to consist of two equal leaves.
- n. A book or other publication, or a blank book, etc., consisting of sheets or of a single sheet folded once.
- n. The size of such a book, etc.: as, an edition of a work in folio. Abbreviated fol.: as, 3 vols.
- n. One of several sizes of paper adapted for folding once into well-proportioned leaves, whether intended for such use or not, distinguished by specific names. The untrimmed leaf of a pot folio is about 7½ × 12½ inches; foolscap folio, about 8 × 12½; flat-cap folio, 8½ × 14; crown folio or port folio, 9½ × 15; demy folio, 10½ × 16; medium folio, 12 × 19; royal folio, 12½ × 20; superroyal folio, 14 × 22; imperial folio, 16 × 22; elephant folio,14 × 23; atlas folio, 16½ × 26; columbier folio, 17¼ × 24; double-elephant folio, 20 × 27; antiquarian folio, 26½ × 31.
- n. In bookkeeping, a page of an account-book, or both the right- and left-hand pages numbered with the same figure.
- n. In printing, the number of a page, inserted at top or bottom.
- n. In law, a certain number of words taken as a basis for computing the length of a document. In the United States, generally, a folio is one hundred words, each figure being counted as a word; in England, in conveyancing, etc., seventy-two words, or in parliamentary and probate proceedings ninety.
- n. A wrapper or case for loose papers, sheet music, engravings, etc.: as, a music-folio.
- n. In abundance; in great style (Nares); but, perhaps, in separate leaves; in flakes or fragments.
- Pertaining to or having the form of folio; folded or adapted for folding once; consisting of leaves formed by one folding: as, a sheet or book of folio size; a folio sheet, page, newspaper, or book.
- In printing, to number the pages of, as a book or periodical; page; paginate.
- In law-copying, to mark with its proper figure the end of every folio in; in law-printing, to mark with its proper figure the space that should be occupied by a folio in. See folio, n., 7.
- n. A leaf of a book or manuscript.
- n. paper A sheet of paper once folded.
- n. books A book made of sheets of paper each folded once (two leaves or four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind, exceeding 30 cm in height.
- n. printing The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand.
- n. A page of a book.
- n. accounting a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.
- n. law, dated, 19th century, early, 20th century A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A leaf of a book or manuscript.
- n. A sheet of paper once folded.
- n. A book made of sheets of paper each folded once (four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind. See Note under Paper.
- n. (Print.) The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand.
- n. A page of a book; (Bookkeeping) a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.
- n. (Law) A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words.
- v. To put a serial number on each folio or page of (a book); to page.
- adj. Formed of sheets each folded once, making two leaves, or four pages. See folio, n., 3.
- n. a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
- n. a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages
- n. the system of numbering pages
- From Latin ablative singular form of folium ("leaf") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Late Latin foliō, ablative of folium, leaf of paper, from Latin, leaf; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There is, however, quite a discrepancy in folio numbers from what is cited in Madden and the numbering system currently in place in the manuscript back”
“English readers, therefore, are driven to the grand edition of the Makámát in folio by Baron Silvestre de”
“Jean-Félix Watin, “Avis à MM. les souscripteurs de l'in folio de L'Art du peintre, doreur, vernisseur ...” in Supplément (Paris, 1773), 77.”
“The folio is also filled with extracts from letters and reports that mention, support, and legitimate Gilchrists work.”
“And the two last are in _Golfrieds's_ Historical Chronicles, in German, folio, 1674.”
“His great folio is still consulted by serious philologists, and though many of his etymologies are comic, he often anticipates the conclusions of the most erudite modern research.”
“They were, with their arms, immediately to call at my house, for fear I should perhaps run away, and he came with a letter from Von Bissing-three great pages in folio, written in German characters-and he said, "Cardinal, I am despatched from the Governor-General, and you have to give an answer to the questions written here.”
“In consequence of the many and varied sizes of papers now manufactured, the terms folio, quarto or 4to., octavo or 8vo., twelvemo or 12mo., and so on, as indicating the number of folds in the printed sheets, can no longer be relied upon as a definite guide to the sizes of books, hence the change, as follows: --”
“In a copy of the works of Petrarch in Latin, folio, 1501, occurs on the title: "Liber Antonij kressen juris vtriusq. doctoris emptus venecijs ligatus nurenberge Mcccccv;" and the noble old volume (now in the British Museum) is accompanied by a memoir of Kressen, printed about 1600, of uniform size, with a splendid portrait of the interesting Nüremberger.”
“The Anglo-Saxon laws were published by Wilkins, London, 1731, in folio; and the Leges”
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