from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cover with or as if with folds; envelop.
- transitive v. To hold within limits; enclose.
- transitive v. To embrace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fold something around; to envelop
- v. To embrace
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To infold. See infold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See infold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
Leah allowed Margery to enfold her in her comforting embrace, once more giving herself over to the tears that had taken so long to find their release.
Perception is that ongoing efforts by the established community (Anglo/Hispanic alike) to embrace/enfold the newcomers has been rebuffed.
His lips press and his arms enfold not her so much as the ideal of her, and unless she unmake herself, he cannot unlove her.
Then the One Who Is Past And Future knew regret, and sent the Spirit to enfold these Last of Beasts and brought them to the site where their kin lay lifeless.
Like an enormous woman with folds of warm flesh, I felt her enfold me.
His fur seemed to slide beneath his skin, the skin stretching to enfold it.
The grass rushed to him, like a long-departed lover ready to embrace him, enfold him in a clutch that would never release.
Once you've done so, take a moment to imagine how 2012 will enfold, following this wisdom as it's revealed itself in your own guidelines.
They would enfold her into their soft, billowy arms, where she would fall asleep.
Unlike today's dust jackets, wrappers of the early 19th century were used to enfold the book completely, like a parcel.