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1. A cloth wound around the head, framing the face, and drawn into folds beneath the chin, worn by women in medieval times and as part of the habit of certain orders of nuns.
a. A fold or pleat in cloth.
b. A ripple, as on the surface of water.
c. A curve or bend.
v. wim·pled, wim·pling, wim·ples
1. To cover with or dress in a wimple.
2. To cause to form folds, pleats, or ripples.
1. Archaic To form or lie in folds.
2. To ripple.
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a piece of cloth draped around the head to frame the face, worn by women in the Middle Ages and still a part of the habit of some nuns
2. (Physical Geography) Scot a curve or bend, as in a river
3. rare to ripple or cause to ripple or undulate
4. (Clothing & Fashion) (tr) archaic to cover with or put a wimple on
5. (Clothing & Fashion) archaic (esp of a veil) to lie or cause to lie in folds or pleats
[Old English wimpel; related to Old Saxon wimpal, Middle Dutch wumpel, Middle High German bewimpfen to veil]
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n., v. -pled, -pling. n.
1. a woman's headcloth drawn in folds about the chin, formerly worn out of doors, esp. in the Middle Ages, and still in use by some nuns.
2. Chiefly Scot.v.t.
a. a fold or wrinkle, as in cloth.
b. a curve or bend, as in a road or river.
3. to cover or muffle with or as if with a wimple.
4. to cause to ripple or undulate, as water.v.i.
5. to ripple.
6. Chiefly Scot. to follow a curving course, as a road or river.
7. Archaic. to lie in folds, as a veil.
[before 1100; Middle English wimple, wimpel, Old English wimpel, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German wimpel, Old High German wimpal, Old Norse vimpill]
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Past participle: wimpled
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wimple[ˈwɪmpl] N → griñon m
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wimple[ˈwɪmpl] n → soggolo
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