Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Folk"

The meaning of "Folk" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does That's because what old folk consume materially, they give back behaviorally - providing a leveling, reasoning center to the tumult that often swirls around them.

in this, what do 'leveling, reasoning' mean? mean?
A:

Keeping things level
Keeping discourse reasonable

It seems that this paragraph is saying that older people have a calmer, wiser view of events
Q: What does old folk's home mean?
A: An old folks home is a retirement home, where elderly people (usually 75 years old and up) go to live when they can't fully take care of themselves anymore.
Q: What does what a folk mean?
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Q: What does folk mean?
A: @lillian1228: n. pl. folk or folks

1.

a. The common people of a society or region considered as the representatives of a traditional way of life and especially as the originators or carriers of the customs, beliefs, and arts that make up a distinctive culture: a leader who came from the folk.

b. Archaic A nation; a people.

2. folks Informal People in general: Folks around here are very friendly.

3. often folks People of a specified group or kind: city folks; rich folk.

4. folks Informal

a. One's parents: My folks are coming for a visit.

b. The members of one's family or childhood household; one's relatives.

adj.

Of, occurring in, or originating among the common people: folk culture; a folk hero.

Idiom:

just folks Informal

Example sentences using "Folk"

Q: Please show me example sentences with folk.
A: I enjoy listening to folk music from different lands and cultures. There is a museum exhibit of folk art on display.
Q: Please show me example sentences with folk.
A: Scotland has many folk dances.
Q: Please show me example sentences with folk dance.
A: "I really enjoy folk dance, do you?"
"Have you been to the folk dance night at the pub?"
"Have you ever seen folk dance?"
"I love folk dance."
Q: Please show me example sentences with folk (people).
A: "His folks seem nice" means "his parents seem nice"
"Howdy folks! Are you ready to get started?"
"The folklore tells of an old witch that once lived in the woods." (Folk= people, lore= stories of the past... So stories people tell about the past)

Synonyms of "Folk" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between A folk music festival is planned for April 24th. and A folk music festival is planned on April 24th. ?
A: If you plan something FOR a date, that means there's some flexibility. I want the festival to be on April 24th, but it's not set in stone. It's not absolutely going to happen. It'll probably happen around that date.

Something planned ON a date means it's going to happen. "My party is on the 24th" means there's ABSOLUTELY going to be a party on the 24th.
Q: What is the difference between folk music and public music ?
A: folk is traditional or music based on history
public is free music that anyone can use without a fee
Q: What is the difference between folk and folkloric ?
A: Folkloric is a word no one uses it could be said to refer to things pertaining to folklore while folk is a word used to describe things as rural. Folk can also refer to people in general.
Q: What is the difference between folk dance and traditional dance ?
A: Either is OK unless it's really aristocratic, such as a traditional dance of the imperial court. Both are almost always OK.
Q: What is the difference between folk and folks ?
A: Folks means people, folk goes in front of other words to modify them, like folk music

Translations of "Folk"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? folk
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? folk
A: Thank you🙏🏼
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? folk
A: I added the plural in there too because the words sound a bit different.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? folk
A: People?

Other questions about "Folk"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce fork , folk.
A: Fork, folk
Q: Please show me how to pronounce folk , pork .
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Q: Who do I call a "folk"?
Like in "See you later, folks".
And is it commonly used in the UK?
A: It is in fact in common use in the UK! Just as you suggested
Q: What does "a folk belief " mean? Is that like a superstition or an urban legend ?
I appreciated it if you gave me some concrete examples along with the explanation.
A: Generally, a belief or rule held be a group of people without any scientific grounding.

A superstition is a folk belief that is known to be or believed by the speaker to be wrong.

An urban legend is a belief typically shared by a smaller group and of relatively shorter life span.

A folk belief is that if a pregnant women ties the wedding ring with a string and dangles it in front of the abdomen, depending on how the ring moves, sideways or in circle, she will have a girl or a boy.

The above is likely a superstition, but I have not seen any scientific study to confirm or reject it. It does seem out there though. So I can safely say it is a mere superstition.

Since this is a rather an old belief, I may not properly call it an urban legend. Also it did not come out in an urban environment. However some speakers may call it an urban legend. After all natural language is not mathematics.

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