verb (used with object)
- to wrap up; envelop: to enfold someone in a cloak.
- to surround as if with folds: He wished to enfold her in the warmth of his love. What happened is enfolded in mystery.
- to hug or clasp; embrace: She enfolded him in her arms.
- to form into a fold or folds: The material of the skirt had been enfolded to form a loose, graceful drape.
- to cover by enclosing
- to embrace
- to form with or as with folds
also infold, early 15c., from en- (1) “make, put in” + fold. Related: Enfolded; enfolding.