What does dimple mean?

Definitions for dimple
ˈdɪm pəldim·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dimpled chad, pregnant chad, dimplenoun

    a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached

  2. dimplenoun

    any slight depression in a surface

    "there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball"

  3. dimpleverb

    a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin

    "His dimple appeared whenever he smiled"

  4. dimpleverb

    mark with, or as if with, dimples

    "drops dimpled the smooth stream"

  5. dimpleverb

    produce dimples while smiling

    "The child dimpled up to the adults"

Wiktionary

  1. dimplenoun

    A small depression or indentation in a surface.

    The accident created a dimple in the hood of the car.

    Etymology: From dympull, akin to tumphilo 'whirlpool' and dyppan 'to dip'

  2. dimplenoun

    Specifically, a small natural depression on the skin, especially on the face near the corners of the mouth.

    You have very cute dimples.

    Etymology: From dympull, akin to tumphilo 'whirlpool' and dyppan 'to dip'

  3. dimpleverb

    To create a dimple in.

    The hailstorm dimpled the roof of our car.

    Etymology: From dympull, akin to tumphilo 'whirlpool' and dyppan 'to dip'

  4. dimpleverb

    To create a dimple in one's face by smiling.

    The young girl dimpled in glee as she was handed a cupcake.

    Etymology: From dympull, akin to tumphilo 'whirlpool' and dyppan 'to dip'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dimplenoun

    a slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin

    Etymology: [Prob. a nasalized dim. of dip. See Dip, and cf. Dimble.]

  2. Dimplenoun

    a slight indentation on any surface

    Etymology: [Prob. a nasalized dim. of dip. See Dip, and cf. Dimble.]

  3. Dimpleverb

    to form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities

    Etymology: [Prob. a nasalized dim. of dip. See Dip, and cf. Dimble.]

  4. Dimpleverb

    to mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions

    Etymology: [Prob. a nasalized dim. of dip. See Dip, and cf. Dimble.]

Freebase

  1. Dimple

    A gelasin, commonly known as a dimple, is a small natural indentation in the flesh on a part of the human body, most notably in the cheek or on the chin.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dimple

    dim′pl, n. a small hollow: a small natural depression on the face.—v.i. to form dimples.—v.t. to mark with dimples.—p.adj. Dim′pled.—n. Dim′plement.—adj. Dim′ply. [Dim. of dip, with inserted m. Another dim. is dapple.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DIMPLE

    A ripple in the gentle whirlpool of a pretty woman's smile.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dimple in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dimple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dimple in a Sentence

  1. Irish Proverb:

    A dimple in the chin a devil within.

  2. Stephen Leacock:

    Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

Images & Illustrations of dimple

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