(Foist), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Foisting.] [Cf. OD. vysten to fizzle, D. veesten,
E. fizz, fitchet, bullfist.] To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off
(something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; usually followed by in.
Lest negligence or partiality might admit or foist in abuses and corruption.R. Carew.
When a scripture has been corrupted . . . by a supposititious foisting of some words in.South.
1. A foister; a sharper. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
2. A trick or fraud; a swindle. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Foist"er) n. One who foists something surreptitiously; a falsifier. Mir. for Mag.
(Foist"ied) a. [See 2d Fust.] Fusty. [Obs.]
(Foist"i*ness) n. Fustiness; mustiness. [Obs.]
(Foist"y) a. Fusty; musty. [Obs.] Johnson.
(Fold) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Folded; p. pr. & vb. n. Folding.] [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin
to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. fålla, Goth. falþan, cf. Gr. di- pla`sios
twofold, Skr. pu&tsdota a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]
1. To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a
As a vesture shalt thou fold them up.Heb. i. 12.
2. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.
3. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.
A face folded in sorrow.J. Webster.
We will descend and fold him in our arms.Shak.
4. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
Nor fold my fault in cleanly coined excuses.Shak.
(Fold), v. i. To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double
together; as, the leaves of the door fold. 1 Kings vi. 34.
(Fold), n. [From Fold, v. In sense 2 AS. -feald, akin to fealdan to fold.]
1. A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.
Mummies . . . shrouded in a number of folds of linen.Bacon.
Folds are most common in the rocks of mountainous regions.J. D. Dana.
2. Times or repetitions; used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase
in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple
ratio, multiplied by four.