[ US /ənˈfoʊɫd/ ]
[ UK /ʌnfˈə‍ʊld/ ]
  1. open to the view
    A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings
  2. spread out or open from a closed or folded state
    spread your arms
    open the map
  3. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
    Unfold the newspaper
    extend the TV antenna
    stretch out that piece of cloth
  4. develop or come to a promising stage
    Youth blossomed into maturity
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How To Use unfold In A Sentence

  • Although there are a couple of jarring transitions, the bulk of the movie unfolds with organic clarity.
  • First to unfold were the two 14-foot-wide drogue chutes, which oriented the craft and continued slowing it.
  • The conceptus, like the infant, the child, and the adolescent, is a being who is in the process of unfolding its potential; that is, the potential to grow and develop itself but not to change what it is.
  • Had his career unfolded more smoothly he may not have developed the physique which will muscle him into Vogts' squad.
  • As the tragedy unfolded, the eyewitness tried to find a lifebuoy.
  • The shop-owner, hoping to raise the price to a round figure, pulled the rickshaw in and out of the shed, folded and unfolded the hood and sounded the horn, singing the vehicle's praises all the time.
  • Grape leaves are a narrative dish: each ingredient speaks as the package unfolds, containing multitudes, little edible matryoshka dolls. Day of Honey
  • We are grateful for the tolerance and humanity of the court panel as the trial unfolded.
  • The council is understood to be concerned that fingers could become trapped when the scooter is folded or unfolded.
  • Reno unfolded herself, pushed her bulk out of the car, and peeled her dresses off the back seat.
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