(noun, verb)


1. (computing, programming) In functional programming, a kind of higher-order function that is the opposite of a fold.


1. develop or come to a promising stage

Similar word(s): blossom

Definition categories: change, develop

2. open to the view

- A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings

Definition categories: perception, reveal, unveil

3. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

- Unfold the newspaper

Similar word(s): extend, stretch

Definition categories: motion, deform

4. spread out or open from a closed or folded state

Similar word(s): open, spread

Definition categories: contact, undo

Sentences with unfold as a verb:

- to unfold a map; to unfold a tablecloth; she unpacks the new dress and unfolds it carefully

- to unfold one's designs;

- to unfold sheep