1. [ verb ] develop or come to a promising stage
Synonyms: blossom blossom_forth blossom_out

"Youth blossomed into maturity"

Related terms: develop develop unfolding
2. [ verb ] open to the view

"A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"

Related terms: uncover
3. [ verb ] extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
Synonyms: stretch stretch_out extend

"Unfold the newspaper" "stretch out that piece of cloth" "extend the TV antenna"

Related terms: change_shape extend
4. [ verb ] spread out or open from a closed or folded state
Synonyms: spread open spread_out

"open the map" "spread your arms"

Related terms: fold undo grass butterfly divaricate uncross splay exfoliate opening
Similar spelling:   unfolded