WIMPLE, n. [G., a pendant.] A hood or vail. Isaiah 3.
WIMPLE, v.t. To draw down, as a vail.
WIM'PLE, n. [G. wimpel, a pendant; Dan. vimpel; W. gwempyl, a vail, a wimple; Fr. guimpe, a neck handkerchief.]
A hood or vail. [Obs.] – Is. iii.
To draw down, as a veil. [Obs.] – Spenser.
- A covering of silk, linen, or other material,
for the neck and chin, formerly worn by women as an outdoor protection, and
still retained in the dress of nuns.
- To clothe with a wimple] to cover, as with a
veil; hence, to hoodwink.
- To lie in folds; also, to
appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to ripple; to undulate.
- A flag or streamer.
- To draw down, as a veil; to lay in folds or
plaits, as a veil.
- 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.