Un*fold" (?), v. t. [AS. unfealdan. See 1st Un-, and Fold, v. t.]


To open the folds of; to expand; to spread out; as, to unfold a tablecloth.

Unfold thy forehead gathered into frowns. Herbert.


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.


To release from a fold or pen; as, to unfold sheep.


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Un*fold", v. i.

To open; to expand; to become disclosed or developed.

The wind blows cold While the morning doth unfold. J. Fletcher.


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