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Meaning of UNFOLD

Pronunciation:  un'fowld

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  develop or come to a promising stage; "Youth blossomed into maturity"
  2. [v]  spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
  3. [v]  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. [v]  open to the view; "A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"

UNFOLD is a 6 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: blossom, blossom forth, blossom out, extend, open, spread, spread out, stretch, stretch out
 Antonyms: fold, fold up, turn up
 See Also: bring out, butterfly, change form, change shape, deform, develop, divaricate, exfoliate, grass, reveal, splay, uncover, uncross, undo, unveil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Un*fold"\, v. t. [AS. unfealdan. See 1st {Un-}, and
    {Fold}, v. t.]
    1. To open the folds of; to expand; to spread out; as, to
       unfold a tablecloth.
             Unfold thy forehead gathered into frowns. --Herbert.
    2. 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.
             Unfold the passion of my love.        --Shak.
    3. To release from a fold or pen; as, to unfold sheep.
  2. \Un*fold"\, v. i.
    To open; to expand; to become disclosed or developed.
          The wind blows cold While the morning doth unfold. --J.
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