(Wim"ble) n. [OE. wimbil; akin to Dan. vimmel, OD. wemelen to bore. Cf. Gimlet.] An instrument
for boring holes, turned by a handle. Specifically: (a) A gimlet. " It is but like the little wimble, to let in
the greater auger." Selden. (b) A stonecutter's brace for boring holes in stone. (c) An auger used for
boring in earth.
(Wim"ble) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wimbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wimbling ] To bore or pierce, as
with a wimble. "A foot soldier . . . wimbled also a hole through said coffin." Wood.
(Wim"ble) a. [Cf. Sw. vimmelkantig giddy, whimsical, dial. Sw. vimmla to be giddy or skittish,
and E. whim.] Active; nimble.[Obs.] Spenser.
(Wim"brel) n. (Zoöl.) The whimbrel.
(Wim"ple) n. [OE. wimpel, AS. winpel; akin to D. & G. wimpel a pennant, streamer, OHG.
wimpal a veil, Icel. vimpill, Dan. & Sw. vimpel a pennant, streamer; of uncertain origin. Cf. Gimp.]
1. 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.
Full seemly her wympel ipinched is.Chaucer.
For she had laid her mournful stole aside,Spenser.
And widowlike sad wimple thrown away.
Then Vivian rose,M. Arnold.
And from her brown-locked head the wimple throws.
2. A flag or streamer. Weale.
(Wim"ple), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wimpled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wimpling ]
1. To clothe with a wimple; to cover, as with a veil; hence, to hoodwink. "She sat ywympled well." Chaucer.
This wimpled, whining, purblind, wayward boy.Shak.
2. To draw down, as a veil; to lay in folds or plaits, as a veil.
3. 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.
(Wim"ple), v. i. To lie in folds; also, to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to ripple; to undulate.
"Wimpling waves." Longfellow.
For with a veil, that wimpled everywhere,Spenser.
Her head and face was hid.
With me through . . . meadows stray,Ramsay.
Where wimpling waters make their way.
(Win) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Won Obs. Wan ; p. pr. & vb. n. Winning.] [OE. winnen, AS. winnan
to strive, labor, fight, endure; akin to OFries. winna, OS. winnan, D. winnen to win, gain, G. gewinnen,
OHG. winnan to strive, struggle, Icel. vinna to labor, suffer, win, Dan. vinde to win, Sw. vinna, Goth.
winnan to suffer, Skr. van to wish, get, gain, conquer. &radic138. Cf. Venerate, Winsome, Wish,
1. To gain by superiority in competition or contest; to obtain by victory over competitors or rivals; as,
to win the prize in a gate; to win money; to win a battle, or to win a country. "This city for to win."
Chaucer. "Who thus shall Canaan win." Milton.
Thy well-breathed horseDryden.
Impels the flying car, and wins the course.