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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Unfold  \Un*fold"\,  v.  i. 
  To  open  to  expand;  to  become  disclosed  or  developed. 
  The  wind  blows  cold  While  the  morning  doth  unfold.  --J. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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  folded  state;  "open  the  map"  [syn: 
  {spread},  {spread  out},  {open}]  [ant:  {fold}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 

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