unwrap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unwrap make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold","The actress won't reveal how old she is","bring out the truth","he broke the news to her","unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
    • v unwrap remove the outer cover or wrapping of "Let's unwrap the gifts!","undo the parcel"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unwrap To open or undo, as what is wrapped or folded.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unwrap To open or undo, as what is wrapped or folded; disclose; reveal.
    • unwrap To become opened or undone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unwrap un-rap′ to open what is wrapped or folded
    • v.i Unwrap to become unwrapped
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + wrap,

Usage

In literature:

Another evening, she unwrapped a whole cake.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
Thinking that the other photograph was her cousin Carl's, Lloyd unwrapped it, wondering if he had changed as much as Eugenia.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
And here," seizing a smaller bundle and unwrapping it, "if she hasn't embroidered me two lay-over collars to go with it!
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
The shaggy man took the Love Magnet from his pocket and unwrapped the paper that surrounded it.
"The Road to Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Louise nodded, and began unwrapping the bundle.
"A Little Maid of Ticonderoga" by Alice Turner Curtis
Here on the desk of the senior partner Corrigan proceeded to unwrap and display the treasure he had recovered.
"Christopher and the Clockmakers" by Sara Ware Bassett
That morning I had no sooner unwrapped this old book than the pang began again.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Gently he unwrapped the book.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
He unwrapped a little package and took out a round, flat disk-like thing of black vulcanized rubber.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
The gown was then unwrapped and displayed.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
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In news:

Microsoft Windows 8 Beta Unwrapped at MWC.
Astros 7, Marlins 1: The whole package finally unwrapped .
No one told Ford tamales need to be unwrapped .
Now she's been unwrapped , examined, and autopsied, but she's still not been touched.
Omar Rodríguez-López unwraps the secrets behind the artery-busting Noctourniquet.
If you are planning on heading out to the UMD Men's Hockey Game this Friday night, please bring an unwrapped toy to help out kids in need in the Northland.
Unwrapping the Digital Cinema Package.
Donations of unwrapped gifts from 9 am to 6 pm will be accepted in front of the main entrace of High Point Solutions Statidum.
If you're flying over the holidays, you might end up unwrapping some unexpected items, but they're not anything you'd ever put on a wish list.
Family Assistance Ministries's is looking for unwrapped toys and gift cards for its annual Christmas Toy Drive.
Chris Richards unwraps Jingle Ball 's tiny pop packages.
20 or unwrapped toy of at least $20 value.
All you need to do is bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.
It seems fitting that nature's secrets are unwrapped by all of us, that we own and enjoy the discovery corporately.
But while you're packing gifts into your metal, bulletproof Samsonite luggage set, you better make sure that they remain unwrapped.
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In science:

Second, the spacetime fields contracted with the embedding scalars cannot be uplifted into any, unwrapped, eleven dimensional field.
Non-commutative Branes from M-theory
Both effective actions can be shown to reduce to the effective action of ordinary, localized, F1-branes and unwrapped NS5-branes in the abelian case, by means of a worldvolume duality transformation.
Non-commutative Branes from M-theory
D4-branes that we obtained in the previous section from the reduction of the non-abelian M5-branes. A basic difference with the same operation in the weakly coupled action (5.1), giving rise to D4-branes, is that (5.4) cannot be unwrapped.
Non-commutative Branes from M-theory
Had the M5-branes been unwrapped we would have found an inconsistency in this description derived from the fact that only unwrapped M2-branes could have ended on them.
Non-commutative Branes from M-theory
At least in simple examples, D embodies the classical geometric picture of development as “unrolling”—for instance, the unwrapping of a cylinder into an infinite strip.
Quantum Gravity in 2+1 Dimensions: The Case of a Closed Universe
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