What does dimple mean?

Definitions for dimple
ˈdɪm pəldim·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dimpled chad, pregnant chad, dimple(noun)

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

  2. dimple(noun)

    any slight depression in a surface

    "there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball"

  3. dimple(verb)

    a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin

    "His dimple appeared whenever he smiled"

  4. dimple(verb)

    mark with, or as if with, dimples

    "drops dimpled the smooth stream"

  5. dimple(verb)

    produce dimples while smiling

    "The child dimpled up to the adults"


  1. dimple(Noun)

    A small depression or indentation in a surface.

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

  2. dimple(Noun)

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

    You have very cute dimples.

  3. dimple(Verb)

    To create a dimple in.

    The hailstorm dimpled the roof of our car.

  4. dimple(Verb)

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

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

  5. Origin: From dympull, akin to tumphilo 'whirlpool' and dyppan 'to dip'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dimple(noun)

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

  2. Dimple(noun)

    a slight indentation on any surface

  3. Dimple(verb)

    to form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities

  4. Dimple(verb)

    to mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions

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


  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


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

Anagrams for dimple »

  1. limped

  2. plimed

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  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. Stephen Leacock:

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

  2. Irish Proverb:

    A dimple in the chin a devil within.

Images & Illustrations of dimple

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