Definitions for: Folio

[n] a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages; "the first folio of Shakespeare's plays"
[n] a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
[n] the system of numbering pages

Webster (1913) Definition: Fol"io, n.; pl. Folios. [Ablative of L. folium leaf.
See 4th Foil.]
1. A leaf of a book or manuscript.

2. A sheet of paper once folded.

3. 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.

4. (Print.) The page number. The even folios are on the
left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand.

5. A page of a book; (Bookkeeping) a page in an account book;
sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial

6. (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

Folio post, a flat writing paper, usually 17 by 24 inches.

Synonyms: leaf, page number, pagination, paging

See Also: book, flyleaf, number, page, piece of paper, sheet, sheet of paper, volume, written communication, written language

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