AskDefine | Define unfurl

Dictionary Definition

unfurl v : unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state; "unfurl a banner" [syn: unroll] [ant: roll up]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To prepare the sails for departure, by allowing them to run free.
  2. To roll out anything.
    They unfurled the flag at the start of the festival.
    When will we be unfurling the new feature?


to unwrap something
  • Italian: srotolare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bare, break the seal, bring to light, develop, disclose, discover, dismask, draw the veil, expose, impart, lay bare, lay open, let daylight in, let out, manifest, open, open up, raise the curtain, reveal, show, show up, strip bare, uncloak, uncoil, uncover, undrape, unfold, unkennel, unmask, unpack, unreel, unroll, unscreen, unsheathe, unshroud, unveil, unwind, unwrap
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