What does unravel mean?

Definitions for unravel
ʌnˈræv əlun·rav·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpickverb

    become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of

    "unravel the thread"

  2. ravel, unravel, ravel outverb

    disentangle

    "can you unravel the mystery?"

  3. run, unravelverb

    become undone

    "the sweater unraveled"

Wiktionary

  1. unravelverb

    to separate the threads (of)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Unravelverb

    There unravel all
    This dark design, this mystery of fate. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    With Machiavelian sagacity thou unravell’dst intrigues of state. Arbuthnot.

    How can any thing succeed well with people that are to be pleased with nothing, unless the ball of the universe may be unravelled, and the laws of providence reversed. Roger L'Estrange.

    O the traytor’s name!
    I’ll know it; I will: art shall be conjur’d for it,
    And nature all unravell’d. John Dryden, Oedipus.

    So prophane and sceptical an age, takes a pride in unravelling all the received principles of reason and religion. John Tillotson.

    The solution, or unravelling of the intrigue, commences, when the reader begins to see the doubts cleared up. Alexander Pope.

    Thus supernaturally is the plot brought to perfection; nor is the unravelling of it less happily imagined. Shakesp. Illust.

Wikipedia

  1. Unravel

    Unravel is the third song on the album Homogenic by Björk, which was released in 1997. The song features a prominent example of Björk's use of a half-singing, half-speaking technique which, according to folklore specialist Njall Sigurason, is comparable to that of Old Icelandic choirmen. Structurally, the song is made up of a slowly sweeping melody, saxophones, a church organ, and distant-sounding electronic beats. Thematically, the song describes two faraway lovers. One of the lovers realizes that the love between the two of them is unraveling because of factors out of their control. The lover, Björk, seeks to reunite with her lover to rebuild the love lost.

ChatGPT

  1. unravel

    To unravel is to separate, untangle, or clarify something that is complex or knotted. It can also mean to understand, solve, or clear up an intricate problem, mystery, or situation. Additionally, it can refer to the process of something falling apart, failing, or losing structure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unravelverb

    to disentangle; to disengage or separate the threads of; as, to unravel a stocking

  2. Unravelverb

    hence, to clear from complication or difficulty; to unfold; to solve; as, to unravel a plot

  3. Unravelverb

    to separate the connected or united parts of; to throw into disorder; to confuse

  4. Unravelverb

    to become unraveled, in any sense

Wikidata

  1. Unravel

    "Unravel" is the third song on the album Homogenic by Björk, which was released in 1997. The song features a prominent example of Björk's use of a half-singing, half-speaking technique which, according to folklore specialist Njall Sigurason, is comparable to that of Old Icelandic choirmen. Structurally, the song is made up of a slowly sweeping melody, saxophones, a church organ, and distant-sounding electronic beats.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unravel

    un-rav′el, v.t. to take out of a ravelled state: to unfold or explain: to separate.—v.i. to be disentangled.—adj Unrav′elable.—ns. Unrav′eller; Unrav′elment.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unravel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unravel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of unravel in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Fisher:

    We’re taking over 2,000 prayer flags that have been dedicated over the last 5 years in honor of cancer patients locally in the United States to the base camp of Mt. Everest where we ’ll leave them to slowly disintegrate over time, tibetan’s believe if youhang them in the mountain high winds those winds will beat at them and the little threads [ that ] start to unravel from these flags are supposed to be a representation of strength, hope and wellbeing.

  2. Tryon Edwards:

    Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?

  3. An EU official:

    It would unravel the British deal, really, because the basic assumption is that this is a proposal for the UK.

  4. Ellen Goodman:

    All in all, I am not surprised that the people who want to unravel the social contract start with young adults. Those who are urged to feel afraid, very afraid, have both the greatest sense of independence and the most finely honed skepticism about government.

  5. Barack Obama:

    Without a deal, the international sanctions regime will unravel, with little ability to re-impose it, With this deal, we have the possibility to peacefully resolve a major threat to regional and international security.

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