Wimpled
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wimpling — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wimple — I. noun Etymology: Middle English wimpel, from Old English; perhaps akin to Old English wīpian to wipe Date: before 12th century 1. a cloth covering worn over the head and around the neck and chin especially by women in the late medieval period… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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