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ˈwɪm pəlwim·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wimplenoun

    headdress of cloth; worn over the head and around the neck and ears by medieval women

Wiktionary

  1. wimplenoun

    A cloth which usually covers the head and is worn around the neck and chin. It was worn by women in medieval Europe and is still worn by nuns in certain orders.

    Etymology: wimple, variant of Old French guimple, from *. Ultimately of origin.

  2. wimplenoun

    A fold or pleat in cloth.

    Etymology: wimple, variant of Old French guimple, from *. Ultimately of origin.

  3. wimplenoun

    A ripple, as on the surface of water.

    Etymology: wimple, variant of Old French guimple, from *. Ultimately of origin.

  4. wimplenoun

    A curve or bend.

    Etymology: wimple, variant of Old French guimple, from *. Ultimately of origin.

  5. wimpleverb

    to cover with a wimple

    Etymology: wimple, variant of Old French guimple, from *. Ultimately of origin.

  6. wimpleverb

    to draw down; to lower

    Etymology: wimple, variant of Old French guimple, from *. Ultimately of origin.

  7. wimpleverb

    to cause to ripple

    Etymology: wimple, variant of Old French guimple, from *. Ultimately of origin.

  8. wimpleverb

    to flutter

    Etymology: wimple, variant of Old French guimple, from *. Ultimately of origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wimplenoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Wimplenoun

    a flag or streamer

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Wimpleverb

    to clothe with a wimple; to cover, as with a veil; hence, to hoodwink

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Wimpleverb

    to draw down, as a veil; to lay in folds or plaits, as a veil

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Wimpleverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Wimpleverb

    to lie in folds; also, to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to ripple; to undulate

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Wimple

    A wimple is a garment worn around the neck and chin, and which usually covers the head. Its use developed among women in early medieval Europe. At many stages of medieval culture it was unseemly for a married woman to show her hair. A wimple might be elaborately starched, and creased and folded in prescribed ways, even supported on wire or wicker framing. Italian women abandoned their headcloths in the 15th century, or replaced them with transparent gauze, and showed their elaborate braids. Both elaborate laundry and elaborate braiding demonstrated status, in that such grooming was being performed by others. Today the wimple is worn by some nuns who still don the traditional habit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wimple

    wim′pl, n. a hood or veil folded round the neck and face (still a part of a nun's dress): a flag.—v.t. to hide with a wimple: (Shak.) to hoodwink: to lay in folds.—v.i. to ripple: (Spens.) to lie in folds. [A.S. wimpel, a neck-covering; cf. Ger. wimpel, a pennon, Fr. guimpe, a nun's veil, Eng. gimp, a thin cloth for trimming.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wimple in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wimple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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