What does the word unfold mean?

Usage examples for unfold

  1. I think the soul knows its kin, and that it is not a matter of years but of states which causes it to unfold. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  2. The earth seems to unfold itself to our view like an immense and variegated map, the predominant colour of which is green in all its shades and tints. – Wonderful Balloon Ascents or, the Conquest of the Skies by Fulgence Marion