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Meaning of wimple

wim•ple

Pronunciation: (wim'pul), [key]
— n., v., -pled, -pling.
—n.
  1. a woman's headcloth drawn in folds about the chin, formerly worn out of doors, and still in use by some nuns.
    1. a fold or wrinkle, as in cloth.
    2. a curve, bend, or turn, as in a road or river.
—v.t.
  1. to cover or muffle with or as if with a wimple.
  2. to cause to ripple or undulate, as water.
  3. to veil or enwrap.
—v.i.
  1. to ripple, as water.
  2. to lie in folds, as a veil.
  3. to follow a curving course, as a road or river.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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