Meaning of WRINKLE in English


wrinkle 1

/ring"keuhl/ , n. , v. , wrinkled, wrinkling .


1. a small furrow or crease in the skin, esp. of the face, as from aging or frowning.

2. a temporary slight ridge or furrow on a surface, due to contraction, folding, crushing, or the like.


3. to form wrinkles in; corrugate; crease: Don't wrinkle your dress.


4. to become wrinkled.

[ 1375-1425; late ME (n.), back formation from wrinkled, OE gewrinclod, ptp. of gewrinclian to wind round; perh. akin to WRICK, WRENCH ]

wrinkle 2

/ring"keuhl/ , n. Informal.

an ingenious trick or device; a clever innovation: a new advertising wrinkle.

[ 1375-1425; late ME, equiv. to wrinc trick (OE wrenc; see WRENCH) + -LE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .