Definitions for unfoldʌnˈfoʊld
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to bring out of a folded state; spread or open out.
to spread out or lay open to view.
to reveal or display.
to disclose in words, esp. by careful exposition; explain.
(v.i.)to become unfolded; open.
blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfold(verb)
develop or come to a promising stage
"Youth blossomed into maturity"
open to the view
"A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"
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"
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
to open a folded object
She gently unfolded the material.
to develop or progress
as events unfolded
To undo a folding.
To turn out to happen; to develop.
to open the folds of; to expand; to spread out; as, to unfold a tablecloth
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
to release from a fold or pen; as, to unfold sheep
to open; to expand; to become disclosed or developed
Translations for unfold
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to open and spread out (a map etc)
He sat down and unfolded his newspaper.
- يَنْشُر، يَبْسُطArabic
- desdobrarPortuguese (BR)
- brede udDanish
- ξεδιπλώνω, ξετυλίγωGreek
- lahti voltimaEstonian
- پهن کردنFarsi
- membuka lipatanIndonesian
- opna, breiða úr/útIcelandic
- spiegare, stendereItalian
- atvērt; atlocītLatvian
- brette ut,åpneNorwegian
- rozłożyć, rozwinąćPolish
- a desface, a despăturiRomanian
- veckla upp (ut)Swedish
- 攤開Chinese (Trad.)
- розгортати(ся); розкривати(ся)Ukrainian
- کھولنا، پھيلاناUrdu
- mở ra , bày raVietnamese
- 摊开Chinese (Simp.)
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