Pronunciation: (wim'pul), [key]
—n., v., -pled, -pling.
1. a woman's headcloth drawn in folds about the chin, formerly worn out of doors, and still in use by some nuns.
2. Chiefly Scot.
a. a fold or wrinkle, as in cloth.
b. a curve, bend, or turn, as in a road or river.
1. to cover or muffle with or as if with a wimple.
2. to cause to ripple or undulate, as water.
3. Archaic.to veil or enwrap.
1. to ripple, as water.
2. Archaic.to lie in folds, as a veil.
3. Chiefly Scot.to follow a curving course, as a road or river.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.