|1.||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|
|2.||(Scot) a curve or bend, as in a river|
|3.||rare to ripple or cause to ripple or undulate|
|4.||archaic (tr) to cover with or put a wimple on|
|5.||archaic (esp of a veil) to lie or cause to lie in folds or pleats|
|[Old English wimpel; related to Old Saxon wimpal, Middle Dutch wumpel, Middle High German bewimpfen to veil]|
Isa. 3:22, (R.V., "shawls"), a wrap or veil. The same Hebrew word is rendered "vail" (R.V., "mantle") in Ruth 3:15.