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
Alf, she's by all odds the finest bolt of calico I ever tried to unroll -- I say _unroll_, because if she hain't a tight mystery I never saw one. "
I remember her picking up The Man in Lower Ten while my hair got dry enough to unroll from a load of kid curlers trying to make me like my idol Mary Pickford.
It also demonstrated experimentally how an - In parallelization and vectorization, dependences restrict the par - other loop transformation, called unroll-and-jam
Etymologically, the word evolution is linked to the word for "unroll," as in the way an ancient manuscript was unfurled.
Seales hopes to scan two of the scrolls and then digitally "unroll" them on a computer screen so scholars can read them.
"We said, 'Let's simplify this thing down to two steps -' pinch 'and' unroll '- that's it ...
He had waited too often and futilely in the past for porcupines to unroll, to waste any more time.
Quaker-gray from taupe, until the blackwater satins unroll their gorgeous lengths above a sharpening partition of lake-and-loam.
"I like the idea very much of us letting our last half of the season unroll like the juggernaut it is without interruptions."
Best to unroll and roll it in the opposite direction to straighten it out before using.