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Meaning of DIMPLE

Pronunciation:  'dimpul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin; "His dimple appeared whenever he smiled"
  2. [n]  any slight depression in a surface; "there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball"
  3. [n]  a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
  4. [v]  produce dimples while smiling; "The child dimpled up to the adults"
  5. [v]  mark with, or as if with, dimples; "drops dimpled the smooth stream"

DIMPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dimpled chad, pregnant chad
 See Also: chad, depression, depression, impression, impression, imprint, imprint, mark, smile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dim"ple\, n. [Prob. a nasalized dim. of dip. See {Dip},
    and cf. {Dimble}.]
    1. A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface
       of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin.
             The dimple of her chin.               --Prior.
    2. A slight indentation on any surface.
             The garden pool's dark surface . . . Breaks into
             dimples small and bright.             --Wordsworth.
  2. \Dim"ple\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dimpled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little
          And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.  --Dryden.
  3. \Dim"ple\, v. t.
    To mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions. --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alveolation, alveolus, cockle, dent, depress, dint, engrave, fret, furrow, gouge, honeycomb, impress, impression, imprint, indent, indentation, indention, indenture, notch, pit, pock, pockmark, press in, print, punch, punch in, recess, riffle, set back, set in, stamp, sunken part, tamp