- to spread or shake out from a furled state, as a sail or a flag; unfold.
- to become unfurled.
Origin of unfurl
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for unfurled
The solution they came up with was the scroll, which let viewers walk through the painting as they unfurled it.The Many Lives of Artist David Hockney
November 23, 2014
From the compartments hung 225 flags and banners, all unfurled and with decorative effects on their finials.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler
February 6, 2014
Sometimes I am up, unfurled, engaged in the current of the world around me.After War: Anger, Panic, and Sometimes Peace
June 26, 2013
Across the street, a banner was unfurled: “Public Option Now!”Demonstrators Pro and Con Greet Supreme Court Health Care Decision
June 28, 2012
He unfurled his life story- cum-résumé with the ease of a motivational speaker.Pizza Guy for President!
January 13, 2011
The sails were unfurled, while we were grouped on the quarter-deck.
When the newfound Italian flag is unfurled, we see Italy restored.
Allow him;' and he wheeled her sofa nearer the table, and unfurled the book.
Their senses were stirred in the same way they would be if a flag were unfurled.David Dunne
Belle Kanaris Maniates
With a click, Mrs. Austen unfurled a fan and, with another click, refurled it.The Paliser case
- to unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for unfurled
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper