a woman's headcloth drawn in folds about the chin, formerly worn out of doors, and still in use by some nuns.
a fold or wrinkle, as in cloth.
a curve, bend, or turn, as in a road or river.
to cover or muffle with or as if with a wimple.
to cause to ripple or undulate, as water.
Archaic. to veil or enwrap.
to ripple, as water.
Archaic. to lie in folds, as a veil.
Chiefly Scot. to follow a curving course, as a road or river.
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How to use wimple in a sentence
The hair, for convenience, had always been plaited in two plaits and coiled round the head, where it lay concealed by the wimple.
The large wimple was still worn wrapped about the head, and the hair was still carefully hidden.
About this time came the fashion of the chin-band, and again the glory of the hair was hidden under the wimple.
For the head a wimple made of white linen or perhaps of silk; this she would put above her head, leaving the neck bare.
The poorer woman wore always the hood, the wimple tied under the chin, or plain plaited hair.
British Dictionary definitions for wimple
a piece of cloth draped around the head to frame the face, worn by women in the Middle Ages and still a part of the habit of some nuns
Scot a curve or bend, as in a river
rare to ripple or cause to ripple or undulate
(tr) archaic to cover with or put a wimple on
archaic (esp of a veil) to lie or cause to lie in folds or pleats
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