from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To form wrinkles or ripples.
- intransitive v. To make a soft crackling sound; rustle.
- transitive v. To cause to crinkle.
- n. A wrinkle, ripple, or fold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fold, crease, crumple, or wad.
- n. A wrinkle, fold, crease, or unevenness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into inequalities or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl.
- intransitive v. To turn or wind; to run in and out in many short bends or turns; to curl; to run in waves; to wrinkle; also, to rustle, as stiff cloth when moved.
- n. A winding or turn; wrinkle; sinuosity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form or mark with short curves, waves, or wrinkles; make with many flexures; mold into corrugations; corrugate.
- To turn or wind; bend; wrinkle; be marked by short waves or ripples; curl; be corrugated or crimped.
- To cringe.
- n. A wrinkle; a turn or twist; a ripple; a corrugation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
- v. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased
- n. a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
From Middle English crinkled, full of turnings.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old English crincan (Wiktionary)