To open the folds of; to expand; to spread out; as, to unfold a tablecloth.
- To open and spread out (something folded); extend.
- To remove the coverings from; disclose to view.
- To reveal gradually by written or spoken explanation; make known.
- To become spread out; open out: Spring flowers unfolded everywhere.
- To develop, as if by spreading out: A brilliant career unfolded.
- To be revealed gradually to the understanding: A solution to the problem unfolded as they spoke.