What does wrinkle mean?

Definitions for wrinkle
ˈrɪŋ kəlwrin·kle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wrinkle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, linenoun

    a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

    "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

  2. wrinklenoun

    a minor difficulty

    "they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out"

  3. wrinkleverb

    a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)

  4. purse, wrinkleverb

    gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker

    "purse ones's lips"

  5. wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crispverb

    make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in

    "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"

  6. furrow, wrinkle, creaseverb

    make wrinkled or creased

    "furrow one's brow"

  7. rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkleverb

    become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

    "This fabric won't wrinkle"

Wiktionary

  1. wrinklenoun

    A small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface.

    Etymology: Probably from stem of gewrinclod.

  2. wrinklenoun

    A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.

    Spending time out in the sun may cause you to develop wrinkles sooner.

    Etymology: Probably from stem of gewrinclod.

  3. wrinklenoun

    A fault, imperfection or bug especially in a new system or product; typically, they will need to be ironed out.

    Three months later, we're still discovering new wrinkles.

    Etymology: Probably from stem of gewrinclod.

  4. wrinkleverb

    To make wrinkles in; to cause to have wrinkles.

    Be careful not to wrinkle your dress before we arrive.

    Etymology: Probably from stem of gewrinclod.

  5. wrinkleverb

    To pucker or become uneven or irregular.

    An hour in the tub will cause your fingers to wrinkle.

    Etymology: Probably from stem of gewrinclod.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrinklenoun

    a winkle

    Etymology: [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .]

  2. Wrinklenoun

    a small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth

    Etymology: [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .]

  3. Wrinklenoun

    hence, any roughness; unevenness

    Etymology: [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .]

  4. Wrinklenoun

    a notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle

    Etymology: [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .]

  5. Wrinkleverb

    to contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow

    Etymology: [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .]

  6. Wrinkleverb

    hence, to make rough or uneven in any way

    Etymology: [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .]

  7. Wrinkleverb

    to shrink into furrows and ridges

    Etymology: [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .]

Freebase

  1. Wrinkle

    A wrinkle, also known as a rhytide, is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation, habitual sleeping positions, loss of body mass, or temporarily, as the result of prolonged immersion in water. Age wrinkling in the skin is promoted by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wrinkle

    ring′kl, n. (coll.) a tip, valuable hint. [Perh. from A.S. wrenc, a trick. Cf. Wrench.]

  2. Wrinkle

    ring′kl, n. a small ridge on a surface caused by twisting or shrinking: unevenness.—v.t. to contract into wrinkles or furrows: to make rough.—v.i. to shrink into ridges.—adj. Wrink′ly, full of wrinkles: liable to be wrinkled. [M. E. wrinkel, conn. with A.S. wringan, to twist; prob. related to Sw. rynka, Dan. rynke, a wrinkle.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrinkle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrinkle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of wrinkle in a Sentence

  1. Reese Witherspoon:

    I see [ fear ] as this little creature that lives in my life all the time, and I can either pay it attention and not get anything done or I can march ahead and ignore it, sometimes I just have to jump two feet into a cold pool and go, ‘ OK, I believe in Reese Witherspoon enough, I know I work hard. I know I can always bet on Reese Witherspoon. Over the past few months, the Wrinkle In Time actress has been vunerable after revealing to the world that she was sexually assaulted by a director while on the set of the film when she was 16 years old.

  2. Made:

    Ricky See thats what I'm talking about bobby, first class. You've got to get used to this my man, you deserve it. Hey ladies, you missed out on staying at the SoHo Grand on this trip you know what I mean. Listen, I'd offer you a ride in my limo, but I got to stretch my shit out. I'm a tall drink of water, don't want to wrinkle anything.

  3. Quentin Crisp:

    Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.

  4. Ruben Abagyan:

    Imagine that when you get depressed, that not just one location on your forehead — which forms this frown wrinkle — but all the muscles get stressed and constricted, then there is a distributed muscle memory. By breaking that memory by basically relaxing all of them, you break the feedback between the head and the muscles in this case.

  5. Kevin Chun:

    7 WRINKLE-FIGHTING FOODS PROBABLY ALREADY IN YOUR KITCHEN Chef Kevin Chun, Honeybrains ’ executive chef and chief culinary officer, created a menu that garnishes those five food groups with herbs, spices, fermented foods and natural sweeteners from nature. Our main spice blend incorporates a couple of different paprikas, garlic, cumin, coriander seeds, a lot of spices that you might find in Mediterranean flavors.

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  • جعدة, تجعدArabic
  • qırışAzerbaijani
  • маршчынаBelarusian
  • бръчка, гънкаBulgarian
  • vráskaCzech
  • krølleDanish
  • altern, zerknittern, Falte, runzelig werden, Runzel, verschrumpeln, Problem, schrumpelnGerman
  • ζαρώνω, ζάρα, ρυτίδα, πτυχήGreek
  • arrugar, aspereza, arruga, imperfecciónSpanish
  • kortsud, kortsEstonian
  • چروکPersian
  • ryppy, rypistyä, bugi, vika, lastentauti, kurtistaa, rypistää, juonne, kurtistua, virheFinnish
  • rider, froisser, ride, aspérité, plisserFrench
  • gyűrődés, barázda, redő, ránc, egyenetlenségHungarian
  • կնճիռArmenian
  • hrukka, korpaIcelandic
  • raggrinzire, asperità, spiegazzare, imperfezione, irregolarità, crepa, rugaItalian
  • 皺, しわが寄る, 皺ばむJapanese
  • 주름지다Korean
  • چرچ کردن, چرجKurdish
  • rugaLatin
  • ngene, hākorukoru, rehe, rehengaMāori
  • rimpel, kreukenDutch
  • pomarszczyć, zmarszczkaPolish
  • ruga, amassar, enrugarPortuguese
  • hawch'ayQuechua
  • cuta, zbârci, plisa, încreți, ridaRomanian
  • сморщить, мять, морщина, морщить, сморщиться, складка, смять, морщиться, сминатьRussian
  • набирати, набор, nabirati, борати, bora, nabor, borati, бораSerbo-Croatian
  • gubaSlovene
  • rrudhëAlbanian
  • kırışıklık, problem, sorun, buruşuklukTurkish
  • зморшкаUkrainian
  • nếp nhănVietnamese

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