(Whim"ple) v. t. See Wimple.
(Whim"ple), v. i. [Cf. Whiffle.] To whiffle; to veer.
(Whim"sey, Whimsy) n.; pl. Whimseys (#) or Whimsies [See Whim.]
1. A whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit. "The whimsies of poets and painters."
Men's folly, whimsies, and inconstancy.Swift.
Mistaking the whimseys of a feverish brain for the calm revelation of truth.Bancroft.
2. (Mining) A whim.
(Whim"sey), v. t. To fill with whimseys, or whims; to make fantastic; to craze. [R.]
To have a man's brain whimsied with his wealth.J. Fletcher.
(Whim"si*cal) a. [From Whimsey.]
1. Full of, or characterized by, whims; actuated by a whim; having peculiar notions; queer; strange; freakish.
"A whimsical insult." Macaulay.
My neighbors call me whimsical.Addison.
2. Odd or fantastic in appearance; quaintly devised; fantastic. "A whimsical chair." Evelyn.
Syn. Quaint; capricious; fanciful; fantastic.
(Whim`si*cal"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being whimsical; whimsicalness.
(Whim"si*cal*ly) adv. In a whimsical manner; freakishly.
(Whim"si*cal*ness), n. The quality or state of being whimsical; freakishness; whimsical
(Whim"sy) n. A whimsey.
(Whim"wham) n. [Formed from whim by reduplication.]
1. A whimsical thing; an odd device; a trifle; a trinket; a gimcrack. [R.]
They'll pull ye all to pieces for your whimwhams.Bear. & Fl.
2. A whim, or whimsey; a freak.
(Whin) n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.]
1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See Furze.
Through the whins, and by the cairn.Burns.
(b) Woad-waxed. Gray.
2. Same as Whinstone. [Prov. Eng.]