Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To unwind and open (something rolled up).
  • transitive v. To unfold and present to view; reveal.
  • intransitive v. To become unrolled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To straighten something that has been rolled, twisted or curled.
  • v. To emerge, be revealed or become apparent; to unfold.
  • v. (computing) To replace (a loop in a program) with a repetitive sequence of the individual instructions that the loop would carry out, sometimes used as an optimization.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To open, as what is rolled or convolved.
  • transitive v. To display; to reveal.
  • transitive v. To remove from a roll or register, as a name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To open, as something rolled or folded: as, to unroll cloth.
  • To display; lay open. To strike off from a roll or register.
  • To become straight or loose, as in passing from a rolled condition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. reverse the winding or twisting of
  • v. unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state

Etymologies

From un- + roll. (Wiktionary)

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