unfold

Definitions

  • Other Blue Children unfolded maps and plans, or brought enormous flowers
    Other Blue Children unfolded maps and plans, or brought enormous flowers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unfold develop or come to a promising stage "Youth blossomed into maturity"
    • v unfold spread out or open from a closed or folded state "open the map","spread your arms"
    • v unfold extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length "Unfold the newspaper","stretch out that piece of cloth","extend the TV antenna"
    • v unfold open to the view "A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Playing cards were issued to British pilots in World War II. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map fpr escape.
    • Unfold To open the folds of; to expand; to spread out; as, to unfold a tablecloth. "Unfold thy forehead gathered into frowns."
    • Unfold 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."
    • v. i Unfold To open; to expand; to become disclosed or developed. "The wind blows cold
      While the morning doth unfold ."
    • Unfold To release from a fold or pen; as, to unfold sheep.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you unfolded your brain, it would cover an ironing board.
    • unfold To open the folds of; expand; spread out; change from a folded condition, in any sense of the word fold. To lay open to view or contemplation; make known in all the details; develop; disclose; reveal: as, to unfold one's designs; to unfold the principles of a science.
    • unfold To show, or let be seen; display.
    • unfold To become opened out; be spread apart; become disclosed or developed; develop itself.
    • unfold To release from a fold or pen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unfold un-fōld′ to open the folds of: to release from a fold: to spread out: to tell
    • v.i Unfold to spread open, expand, develop
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Quotations

  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas%20Traherne
    “Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole world, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold?”
  • Eric Butterworth
    Eric%20Butterworth
    “Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold.”
  • William Wordsworth
    William%20Wordsworth
    “How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.”
  • James Redfield
    James Redfield
    “Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting -- an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.”
  • Margaret Fuller
    Margaret%20Fuller
    “Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. unfealdan,. See 1st Un-, and Fold (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

The siege of Neuss was not opened till the close of July, and its difficulties soon unfolded themselves.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
All he said was that if these old walls could speak what a tale might they not unfold?
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He unfolded it slowly; an envelope disclosed itself.
"Amos Huntingdon" by T.P. Wilson
Happy he in whom it is unfolded by earnest thought!
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
But Mrs. Gwynne, who had unfolded herself in a way most unusual, now was relapsing into reserve.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
The great ship had passed the Isle of Ischia, and now the Bay of Naples unfolded all its variant beauties.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
He bowed in acknowledgment of her courtesy, and drawing a paper from his pocket unfolded it.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
You may readily imagine that to sit here and unfold affairs so intimately personal is a matter of expediency and not of choice.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
When the weather is bright and warm, the flower must open, it cannot help itself, and its petals unfold.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
A wild hope unfolded itself in Dorn.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
No answer is made, But each mantle unfolding, a dagger display'd.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
I have a plan that I will unfold after we find Morgan.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
As we rounded them, getting farther out into the plain, a wide gap began to unfold itself, opening through the mountains beyond.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
There he called Anne to him, and unfolded to the trembling and astonished girl his scheme.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
Was it amusement that she saw in Mr. Lenox's eyes as he unfolded his napkin and surveyed her?
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
These are types and symbols of ourselves and our process of birth and unfoldment.
"The Right Knock" by Helen Van-Anderson
We've mapped his future out very carefully and we shall unfold it to you when the coffee comes.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Lady Ingleby opened her telegram, unfolded it slowly, and read it through twice.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
For the great poem springs from the Divine Idea, and must show its origin in the course of its own unfolding.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
We trust our age is unfolding something better than material triumphs.
"Humanity in the City" by E. H. Chapin
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In poetry:

SO many fruits come from roses
From the rose of all roses
From the unfolded rose
Rose of all the world.
"Grapes" by D H Lawrence
The glorious light of golden days
Do ye again unfold?
The old affections that I lost,
Do I once more behold?
"The Resurrection" by Count Giacomo Leopardi
But if a vision should unfold
That I might banish fear;
That I, the chosen, might be bold,
And walk with upright cheer;
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
The mystery of unfolding life
Was more than dawning morn,
Than opening flower or crescent moon
The human soul new-born.
"Child-Songs" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yet know'st thou not a fairer place,
Of which it may be told,
That there the glory of his grace
Thy Husband did unfold?
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
"I hear a call you can never hear,
And I may not now unfold !
Let your soul be at peace, and your watching cease,
For his faithless heart is cold !
"The Perjured Nun" by Anne Bannerman

In news:

In the unfolding scandal involving accusations against.
In her 14th novel steeped in the Ojibwe way of life, Louise Erdrich unfolds the thoughts of Joe Coutts as he reflects on the incident that ended his childhood.
All Harrison Central could do was take care of its business on the field and then wait to see how things unfolded across the state.
In the corner of a laboratory at Michigan State University, one of the longest-running experiments in evolution is quietly unfolding.
A Medical Mystery Unfolds in Minnesota.
Kindle 2's Ballyhooed Debut Unfolds.
As their monthly themes unfold, the school has observed clearly the emphasis on responsibility and sharing.
Moments later, the history of the moon unfolded.
The man accused of murdering an NYPD officer during a drug robbery in Brooklyn said he was "so nervous and I panicked " when describing how the night unfolded in a videotaped interview released Thursday.
Still, what's unfolding now on the waterfront and in Regent Park represents planning as thoughtful and intelligent as any seen here in recent years.
Last year, the world watched the drama unfold in a Chilean gold mine, as 33 miners worked together to survive for more than two months whiled trapped underground.
Many have noted the irony that the public-employee crisis of 2011 is unfolding in Wisconsin, home of America's original progressive movement.
But both sides' strategies have become known over the course of pretrial hearings and court filings, and it's clear that those early law enforcement mistakes will play a prominent role as the trial unfolds in DC Superior Court.
Yet another storyline unfolded in the third quarter of Tuesday's win over the New York Knicks.
Spring is starting to unfold in front of us while the continual fog seems to overlap itself as these days have gone past.
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In science:

This procedure, known as unfolding, is discussed in more detail in Sec. 5.1.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Thus, in the unfolded variables we have xp ∼ O(1) and |xp − xq | ∼ O(1).
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
The correlations of the levels are always calculated for the unfolded spectrum.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Below we always discuss the statistical properties of the unfolded eigenvalues, with average spectral density equal to unity.
Randomness on the Lattice
Norbury Unfolding polynomial maps at infinity, To appear in Mathematische Annalen . C.P.
Rational polynomials of simple type
We briefly review the theory of one-parameter Legendrian unfoldings.
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
We call ℓ(µ,f ) a complete Legendrian unfolding associated with (µ, f ).
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
A complete Legendrian unfolding ℓ(µ,f ) associated to (µ, f ) is called a Legendrian unfolding of Clairaut type if ℓ(µ,f ) is a Clairaut type equation.
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
We also define L(U, J 1 (R × R, R)) to be the set of complete Legendrian unfoldings ℓ(µ,f ) : U → J 1 (R × R, R).
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
By definition, ΦF is a Legendrian unfolding associated with the Legendrian family (πF , ˜ΦF ).
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
Legendrian unfolding of Clairaut type is given by the above germ.
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
In order to prove Theorem 2.7, we now introduce equivalence relations among Legendrian unfoldings.
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
We now define the corresponding equivalence relation among Legendrian unfoldings.
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
Proof of Theorem 2.7 Let (µ, f ) be a Clairaut type equation and the corresponding Legendrian unfolding ℓ(µ,f ) .
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
Lemma 22 Suppose that A ⊆ ZN has |A| = k and |A ˆ+A| = m, and let A be the image of A under the unfolding map ZN ֒→ Z.
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
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