What does unravel mean?

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ʌnˈræv əlun·rav·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick(verb)

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

    "unravel the thread"

  2. ravel, unravel, ravel out(verb)

    disentangle

    "can you unravel the mystery?"

  3. run, unravel(verb)

    become undone

    "the sweater unraveled"

Wiktionary

  1. unravel(Verb)

    to separate the threads (of)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unravel(verb)

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

  2. Unravel(verb)

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

  3. Unravel(verb)

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

  4. Unravel(verb)

    to become unraveled, in any sense

Freebase

  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. Thomas Rimmele:

    The Inouye Solar Telescope's all about the magnetic field, to unravel the Sun's biggest mysteries, we have to not only be able to clearly see these tiny structures from 93 million miles away but very precisely measure their magnetic field strength and direction near the surface and trace the field as it extends out into the million-degree corona, the outer atmosphere of the Sun.

  2. Clemens Driessen:

    It's this most amazing logistical system, But as soon as you say you can no longer transport the animals, it all starts to unravel.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Virgilio Mendez:

    There will be a continuous effort to unravel everything.

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