Definitions for unfoldʌnˈfoʊld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to bring out of a folded state; spread or open out.

  2. to spread out or lay open to view.

  3. to reveal or display.

  4. to disclose in words, esp. by careful exposition; explain.

  5. (v.i.)to become unfolded; open.

  6. to develop.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfold(verb)

    develop or come to a promising stage

    "Youth blossomed into maturity"

  2. unfold(verb)

    open to the view

    "A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"

  3. unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend(verb)

    extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

    "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"

  4. unfold, spread, spread out, open(verb)

    spread out or open from a closed or folded state

    "open the map"; "spread your arms"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unfold(verb)ʌnˈfoʊld

    to open a folded object

    She gently unfolded the material.

  2. unfoldʌnˈfoʊld

    to develop or progress

    as events unfolded


  1. unfold(Verb)

    To undo a folding.

  2. unfold(Verb)

    To turn out to happen; to develop.

  3. unfold(Verb)

    To reveal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unfold(verb)

    to open the folds of; to expand; to spread out; as, to unfold a tablecloth

  2. Unfold(verb)

    to open, as anything covered or close; to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development; to display; to disclose; to reveal; to elucidate; to explain; as, to unfold one's designs; to unfold the principles of a science

  3. Unfold(verb)

    to release from a fold or pen; as, to unfold sheep

  4. Unfold(verb)

    to open; to expand; to become disclosed or developed


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Translations for unfold

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to open and spread out (a map etc)

He sat down and unfolded his newspaper.

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