unfurl

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unfurl unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state "unfurl a banner"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Canada's new flag, with its maple leaf design, was unfurled in 1965 in Ottawa
    • v. t. & i Unfurl To loose from a furled state; to unfold; to expand; to open or spread; as, to unfurl sails; to unfurl a flag.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unfurl To spread or shake out from a furled state, as a sail or a flag.
    • unfurl Figuratively, to disclose; display.
    • unfurl To be spread out or expanded; open to the wind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unfurl un-furl′ to loose from being furled: to unfold, display: to spread
    • v.i Unfurl to be spread out
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Quotations

  • Platen
    Platen
    “Where the flag of truth waves unfurled, there you will find superstition waiting in ambush.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

They came to the landing-place and found the skiff tugging at her painter with her sails all unfurled.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
Julius Savine raised his hand, and Tom from Mattawa whirled high the unfurled flag.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
Allow him;' and he wheeled her sofa nearer the table, and unfurled the book.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
As his men with a cheer began to unfurl all sail, Captain Horton approached the commander of the privateer.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 4 October 1848" by Various
I saw them unfurl their snowy sails and speed over the blue waters bound for the shores of other climes.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
She smiled lazily and unfurled her fan, covering her face except the eyes.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
The flower of the higher nobility and the most substantial of the middle classes had flocked to his standard so soon as it was unfurled.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
Wonderful visions began to unfurl before her eyes.
"The Beggar Man" by Ruby Mildred Ayres
WE HAD NO FLAG TO UNFURL, BUT ITS SENTIMENT WAS WITHIN US.
"In the Early Days along the Overland Trail in Nebraska Territory, in 1852" by Gilbert L. Cole
Marie tells us that the fittings are of ebony, and the unfurled sail of silk.
"Of Six Mediæval Women" by Alice Kemp-Welch
Napoleon had but to unfurl his banner, and the Italians, in countless thousands, were ready to rally around it.
"Josephine" by John S. C. Abbott
Obey my order quickly: unfurl my banner, let the trumpet sound!
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
As it unfurled to the breeze cannon roared and crowds on the shore lustily cheered.
"The Story of Our Country"
The morning was serene and cloudless, and a fresh breeze filled the unfurled sails.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
Suddenly two orange sails in sunlight unfurled their burning petals against the green.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
He turned Roman Catholic, and was present at the unfurling of the Stuart standard.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
At last he unfurled a piece of paper whose barbarity of design and criminality of color I remember yet.
"Life on the Stage" by Clara Morris
Give me my sword, unfurl my banner, and say farewell.
"Comic Tragedies" by Louisa M. Alcott
Then she noticed the warship's tops'ls being unfurled.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
The banner of the Prophet was unfurled.
"Constantinople" by William Holden Hutton
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In poetry:

On the shining yards of heaven
See a wider dawn unfurled. . . .
The eternal slaves of beauty
Are the masters of the world.
"A Captain Of The Press Gang" by Bliss William Carman
We seemed to see our flag unfurled,
Our champion waiting in his place
For the last battle of the world,
The Armageddon of the race.
"Rantoul" by John Greenleaf Whittier
O girl of spring! O brown-eyed girl!
Gathering violets near the woods,
Whose coy young petals half unfurl
The mystery of their dulcet moods.
"First Bloom of Love" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
Almighty God, on lofty throne
In wisdom Thou didst build the world,
Thy might the firmament unfurled
And Thou wast King ere kings were known.
"My Lord And King" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
God speed the happy time
When fear and hate and crime
Shall flee away:
When Love, her flag unfurled,
Shall o'er a ransomed world
Hold peaceful sway.
"God Speed The Happy Time" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
There legions marched with bucklers bright,
And lances lifted o'er them;
While flags, like eagles plumed for flight,
Unfurled their wings before them.
"In Rome" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Will 'Flag' Unfurl in Turf Sprint.
Sony to unfurl 'Ribbon' at Christmas.
South Korea's Chinese unfurl pride as Olympic torch passes.
As Gustavo Dudamel basked in audience love along with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Wednesday night, a few in Verizon Hall unfurled Venezuelan flags and shouted suggested encores.
Unfurled flag marks brigade 's return to Fort Carson.
Many of you may have seen the Romney endorsed advertisement claiming that an Obama administration backed plan to end work requirements for welfare recipients was unfurled last month.
Walk to be held Friday with chain of kindness unfurling before football game.
Unfurled flag marks brigade's return to Fort Carson.
Knowledge unfurls in Footnote .
Another championship banner has been unfurled at Rupp Arena.
Lithuanian fans unfurl flags as they revel in the game.
During the ceremony, a flag was unfurled at the site where American Airlines Flight 77 made impact.
The Rep unfurls a jolly, piratical 'Shrew'.
With a foreword co-written by Stephen Colbert, 'Totally MAD' unfurls a collection of contributions that cover many beloved features.
(Photo by Raeshel Betterman) Read the article: Fourth fun unfurls.
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In science:

In this section the physics buried in those calculations will be unfurled.
Interpretation of Electron Tunneling from Uncertainty Principle
Along the equator {u = 0}, we see “unfurled swallowtail” singularities.
Loose Legendrian Embeddings in High Dimensional Contact Manifolds
One can similarly check that the tagent fibers near an unfurled swallowtail or embryo singularity uniformly approach horizontal in the coordinates given above.
Loose Legendrian Embeddings in High Dimensional Contact Manifolds
A wrinkle Legendrian is therefore a smooth Legendrian embedding outside a set of codimension 2, however it is permitted to contain the singularity defined as the Legendrian lift of the unfurled swallowtail.
Loose Legendrian Embeddings in High Dimensional Contact Manifolds
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