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DIMPLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dimple mean? 

DIMPLE (noun)
  The noun DIMPLE has 3 senses:

1. a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
2. any slight depression in a surface
3. a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin

  Familiarity information: DIMPLE used as a noun is uncommon.


DIMPLE (verb)
  The verb DIMPLE has 2 senses:

1. mark with, or as if with, dimples
2. produce dimples while smiling

  Familiarity information: DIMPLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIMPLE (noun)


Sense 1dimple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

dimple; dimpled chad; pregnant chad

Hypernyms ("dimple" is a kind of...):

chad (a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape)


Sense 2dimple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any slight depression in a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Context example:

there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball

Hypernyms ("dimple" is a kind of...):

depression; impression; imprint (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing)


Sense 3dimple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small natural hollow in the cheek or chin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Context example:

His dimple appeared whenever he smiled

Hypernyms ("dimple" is a kind of...):

depression; impression; imprint (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing)


DIMPLE (verb)


Sense 1dimple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mark with, or as if with, dimples

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

drops dimpled the smooth stream

Hypernyms (to "dimple" is one way to...):

mark (make or leave a mark on)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2dimple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce dimples while smiling

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

The child dimpled up to the adults

Hypernyms (to "dimple" is one way to...):

smile (change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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