Simple Definition of unfold
: to spread or cause (something) to spread or straighten out from a folded position
: to happen as time passes
: to be told or made known
Full Definition of unfold
2 : to open to the view : reveal; especially : to make clear by gradual disclosure and often by recital
3 : to open out gradually to the view or understanding : become known <a panorama unfolds before their eyes>
unfoldmentplay \-ˈfōl(d)-mənt\ noun
Examples of unfold in a sentence
The couch unfolds to form a bed.
We'll have more news as events unfold.
We watched the drama unfold on live television.
As the story unfolds, we learn that the boy became an orphan when he was one year old.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of unfold
before 12th century
Rhymes with unfold
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UNFOLD Defined for Kids
Definition of unfold for Students
1 : to open the folds of : open up <Carefully unfold the map.>
2 : to lay open to view or understanding : reveal <… Roscuro went on unfolding, step by step, his diabolical plan … — Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux>
3 : to develop gradually <We learn the secret as the story unfolds.>
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