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WRINKLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wrinkle mean? 

WRINKLE (noun)
  The noun WRINKLE has 3 senses:

1. a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
2. a minor difficulty
3. a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)

  Familiarity information: WRINKLE used as a noun is uncommon.


WRINKLE (verb)
  The verb WRINKLE has 4 senses:

1. gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker
2. make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface
3. make wrinkled or creased
4. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

  Familiarity information: WRINKLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WRINKLE (noun)


Sense 1wrinkle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

crinkle; wrinkle; crease; furrow; seam; line

Context examples:

his face has many lines / ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wrinkle"):

crow's feet; crow's foot; laugh line (a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes)

dermatoglyphic (the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet))

frown line (a facial wrinkle associated with frowning)

life line; lifeline; line of life (a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live)

heart line; line of heart; love line; mensal line (a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature)

line of destiny; line of fate; line of Saturn (a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be)

Holonyms ("wrinkle" is a part of...):

cutis; skin; tegument (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch)


Sense 2wrinkle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A minor difficulty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out

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

difficulty (a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result)


Sense 3wrinkle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

method (a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps))


WRINKLE (verb)


Sense 1wrinkle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

wrinkle; purse

Context example:

purse ones's lips

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

contract (make smaller)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2wrinkle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

crisp; crinkle; crease; ruckle; scrunch up; wrinkle; scrunch

Context example:

The dress got wrinkled

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

fold; fold up; turn up (bend or lay so that one part covers the other)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wrinkle"):

cockle; crumple; knit; pucker; rumple (to gather something into small wrinkles or folds)

pucker; ruck; ruck up (become wrinkled or drawn together)

Sentence frames:

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

Sentence example:

They wrinkle the sheets


Sense 3wrinkle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make wrinkled or creased

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

crease; furrow; wrinkle

Context example:

furrow one's brow

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

fold; fold up; turn up (bend or lay so that one part covers the other)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 4wrinkle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

crinkle; rumple; wrinkle; crumple; crease

Context example:

This fabric won't wrinkle

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

fold; fold up (become folded or folded up)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

The sheets didn't wrinkle
These fabrics wrinkle easily


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