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5 definitions found for wimple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wimple \Wim"ple\, v. i. To lie in folds; also, to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to ripple; to undulate. "Wimpling waves." --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] For with a veil, that wimpled everywhere, Her head and face was hid. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] With me through . . . meadows stray, Where wimpling waters make their way. --Ramsay. [1913 Webster]From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wimple \Wim"ple\, n. [OE. wimpel, AS. winpel; akin to D. & G. wimpel a pennant, streamer, OHG. wimpal a veil, Icel. vimpill, Dan. & Sw. vimpel a pennant, streamer; of uncertain origin. Cf. Gimp.] [1913 Webster] 1. A covering of silk, linen, or other material, for the neck and chin, formerly worn by women as an outdoor protection, and still retained in the dress of nuns. [1913 Webster] Full seemly her wympel ipinched is. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] For she had laid her mournful stole aside, And widowlike sad wimple thrown away. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Then Vivian rose, And from her brown-locked head the wimple throws. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] 2. A flag or streamer. --Weale. [1913 Webster]From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wimple \Wim"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wimpled; p. pr. & vb. n. Wimpling.] [1913 Webster] 1. To clothe with a wimple; to cover, as with a veil; hence, to hoodwink. "She sat ywympled well." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] This wimpled, whining, purblind, wayward boy. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw down, as a veil; to lay in folds or plaits, as a veil. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to cause to ripple or undulate; as, the wind wimples the surface of water. [1913 Webster]From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
wimple n 1: headdress of cloth; worn over the head and around the neck and ears by medieval womenFrom Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :
Wimple Isa. 3:22, (R.V., "shawls"), a wrap or veil. The same Hebrew word is rendered "vail" (R.V., "mantle") in Ruth 3:15.