- to bring out of a folded state; spread or open out: Unfold your arms.
- to spread out or lay open to view.
- to reveal or display.
- to reveal or disclose in words, especially by careful or systematic exposition; set forth; explain.
- to become unfolded; open.
- to develop.
- to become clear, apparent, or known: The protagonist's character unfolds as the story reaches its climax.
Origin of unfold
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Examples from the Web for unfoldment
The history of the world must be felt to be real—that is, as an unfoldment of purpose in the world.
History, we should hold, is in great part an unfoldment of this motive.
These are types and symbols of ourselves and our process of birth and unfoldment.The Right Knock
The process of growth, development and unfoldment is going on steadily.Nuggets of the New Thought
William Walker Atkinson,
Was not the unfoldment of truth a matter, not of years, but of ages?Carmen Ariza
Charles Francis Stocking
- to open or spread out or be opened or spread out from a folded state
- to reveal or be revealedthe truth unfolds
- to develop or expand or be developed or expanded
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Word Origin and History for unfoldment
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