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Unfold Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    unfold v
  1. develop or come to a promising stage; "Youth blossomed into maturity" [syn: blossom, blossom out, blossom forth]
  2. open to the view; "A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"
  3. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna" [syn: stretch, stretch out, extend]
  4. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms" [syn: spread, spread out, open] [ant: fold]
Unfold Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Unfold \Un*fold"\, v. i. To open; to expand; to become disclosed or developed. The wind blows cold While the morning doth unfold. --J. Fletcher.
Unfold Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Unfold \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.

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  • Unfold: Unfold may refer to: Unfoldable cardinal , in math. Unfold (higher-order function), in computer science a family of anamorphism functions ...
  • Unfold (album): Unfold is the debut solo album by singer/songwriter Marié Digby . The album features the singles "Umbrella " (a cover of the Rihanna hit ...
  • Unfold the Future: Unfold the Future is the seventh studio album by progressive rock band The Flower Kings , which was released in 2002. It is also the ...
  • True Nature Unfolds: True Nature Unfolds is the first true full-length album by the Finnish post-metal band Callisto . It was first released in 2004 by ...
  • Equilibrium unfolding: In biochemistry , equilibrium unfolding is the process of unfolding a protein or RNA molecule by gradually changing its solution conditions ...
  • Unfoldable cardinal: In mathematics , an unfoldable cardinal is a certain kind of large cardinal number. Formally, a cardinal number κ is λ-unfoldable if and ...
  • Unfoldment: Spiritual unfoldment, a spiritual/new age concept of the Foundation for International Spiritual Unfoldment Implicate and Explicate Order ...

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* The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers. - Erich Fromm

* How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold Because the lovely little flower is free Down to its root, and in that freedom bold. - William Wordsworth

* The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us. - Anna James


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