- Unfold is defined as to open or undo something folded, or make something known that wasn't.
- An example of unfold is opening a birthday card.
- An example of unfold is uncrossing your arms.
- An example of unfold is a secret being revealed.
unfold definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- to open and spread out (something folded)
- to make known or lay open to view, esp. in stages or little by little; reveal, disclose, display, or explain
Origin: Middle English unfolden ; from Old English unfealdan ; from un-, un- plush fealdan, to fold
- to become unfolded; open out or open up
- to develop fully
unfold definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb un·fold·ed, un·fold·ing, un·folds verb, transitive
- To open and spread out (something folded); extend.
- To remove the coverings from; disclose to view.
- To reveal gradually by written or spoken explanation; make known.
- a. To become spread out; open out: Spring flowers unfolded everywhere.b. To develop, as if by spreading out: A brilliant career unfolded.
- To be revealed gradually to the understanding: A solution to the problem unfolded as they spoke.
- un·foldˈment noun