Definitions for unrollʌnˈroʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to open or spread out (something rolled or coiled).

  2. to lay open; display; reveal.

  3. Obs. to strike from a roll or register.

  4. (v.i.)to become unrolled or spread out.

  5. to become continuously visible or apparent.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwind, wind off, unroll(verb)

    reverse the winding or twisting of

    "unwind a ball of yarn"

  2. unfurl, unroll(verb)

    unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state

    "unfurl a banner"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unroll(verb)ʌnˈroʊl

    to make sth that has been in a roll lie flat

    Unroll the sleeping bag.


  1. unroll(Verb)

    To straighten something that has been rolled, twisted or curled.

    Unroll your sleeping bag and spread it on the floor of the tent.

  2. unroll(Verb)

    To emerge, be revealed or become apparent; to unfold.

    We will have to see how the events unroll.

  3. unroll(Verb)

    To replace (a loop in a program) with a repetitive sequence of the individual instructions that the loop would carry out, sometimes used as an optimization.

  4. Origin: From un- + roll.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unroll(verb)

    to open, as what is rolled or convolved; as, to unroll cloth; to unroll a banner

  2. Unroll(verb)

    to display; to reveal

  3. Unroll(verb)

    to remove from a roll or register, as a name

Translations for unroll

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to open from a rolled position

He unrolled the mattress.

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