Wrinkle

  • 1 Wrinkle — Wrin kle, n. [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. ????.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Wrinkle — Wrin kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrinkled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrinkling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow. Sport that wrinkled Care derides …

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  • 3 wrinkle — wrinkle1 [riŋ′kəl] n. [ME wrinkel, a wrinkle, prob. back form. < wrinkled < OE (ge)wrinclod, pp. of (ge)wrinclian, to wind about, akin to wringan, to press, WRING] 1. a small ridge or furrow in a normally smooth surface, caused by… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 wrinkle — [n] crinkle, fold contraction, corrugation, crease, crow’s foot*, crumple, depression, furrow, gather, line, pleat, plica, pucker, ridge, rimple, rumple, tuck; concepts 418,513 Ant. smoothness wrinkle [v] crinkle, fold compress, corrugate, crease …

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  • 5 Wrinkle — Wrin kle, n. A winkle. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 Wrinkle — Wrin kle, v. i. To shrink into furrows and ridges. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 wrinkle — index artifice, contort Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 wrinkle — ► NOUN 1) a slight line or fold, especially in fabric or the skin of the face. 2) informal a minor difficulty. 3) informal a clever innovation, or useful piece of information or advice. ► VERB ▪ make or become wrinkled. DERIVATIVES wrinkled… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Wrinkle — A wrinkle is a ridge or crease of a surface. It usually refers to folds on fabric or clothes, or on the skin of an organism; the folds are generally random and do not exhibit any repeating pattern. In skin or other foldable material a wrinkle or… …

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  • 10 wrinkle — n. crease 1) to make a wrinkle 2) to iron out, press out wrinkles innovation (colloq.) 3) the latest wrinkle in (the latest wrinkle in marketing home computers) * * * [ rɪŋk(ə)l] press out wrinkles [ crease ] to make a wrinkle [ crease ] to make… …

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  • 11 wrinkle — I UK [ˈrɪŋk(ə)l] / US noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms wrinkle : singular wrinkle plural wrinkles 1) a line that appears on your skin when you get older, or when your skin has been damaged by the sun 2) an accidental fold in a piece of …

    English dictionary

  • 12 wrinkle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fine ▪ deep ▪ He had deep wrinkles in his forehead. ▪ facial VERB + WRINKLE ▪ …

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  • 13 wrinkle — [[t]rɪ̱ŋk(ə)l[/t]] wrinkles, wrinkling, wrinkled 1) N COUNT: usu pl Wrinkles are lines which form on someone s face as they grow old. His face was covered with wrinkles... Some deep wrinkles furrow his lower forehead. 2) V ERG When someone s skin …

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  • 14 wrinkle — wrin|kle1 [ rıŋkl ] noun count usually plural 1. ) a line that appears on your skin when you get older, or when your skin has been damaged by the sun 2. ) an accidental fold in a piece of cloth or paper 3. ) INFORMAL a small problem wrinkle… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 wrinkle — {{11}}wrinkle (n.) fold or crease in the extenal body, late 14c.; in cloth or clothing from early 15c., probably from WRINKLE (Cf. wrinkle) (v.). Meaning defect, problem first recorded 1640s; that of idea, device, notion (especially a new one) is …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 wrinkle — 1. noun a) A small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface. Spending time out in the sun may cause you to develop wrinkles sooner. b) A line or crease in …

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  • 17 wrinkle — wrin|kle1 [ˈrıŋkəl] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: wrinkled twisted, winding (14 16 centuries), probably from Old English gewrinclian to wind ] 1.) wrinkles are lines on your face and skin that you get when you are old ▪ Her face was a mass of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 wrinkle — 1. n. a new idea; a new aspect of something. □ Fred came up with a new wrinkle for the ad campaign. □ Here’s a clever wrinkle for you. Nobody has ever tried this one. 2. n. a minor problem. □ A wrinkle has developed in the Wilson proposal …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 19 wrinkle — wrinkle1 /ring keuhl/, n., v., wrinkled, wrinkling. n. 1. a small furrow or crease in the skin, esp. of the face, as from aging or frowning. 2. a temporary slight ridge or furrow on a surface, due to contraction, folding, crushing, or the like. v …

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  • 20 wrinkle — 1 noun (C) 1 a line on your face or skin that you get when you are old: wrinkles around the eyes 2 a small untidy fold in a piece of clothing or paper 3 iron out the wrinkles to solve the small problems in something wrinkly adjective 2 verb 1 (I …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English