un-furling

unfurl

[uhn-furl]
verb (used with object)
1.
to spread or shake out from a furled state, as a sail or a flag; unfold.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become unfurled.

Origin:
1635–45; un-2 + furl

unfurlable, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To un-furling
Collins
World English Dictionary
unfurl (ʌnˈfɜːl)
 
vb
to unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

unfurl
1640s, from un- (2) + furl (v.). Related: unfurled, unfurling.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature