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Dent vs. Dimple

Difference Between Dent and Dimple

Dent

A depression in a surface made by pressure or a blow
a dent in the side of a car.
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Dimple

A dimple (also known as a gelasin) is a small natural indentation in the flesh on a part of the human body, most notably in the cheek. Numerous cultures believe that cheek dimples are a good luck charm that entices people who think they are physically attractive, but they are also associated with heroism and innocence, which has been included in literature for many centuries.
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Dent

(Informal) A significant, usually diminishing effect or impression
The loss put a dent in the team's confidence.
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Dimple

a small depression in the flesh, either one that exists permanently or one that forms in the cheeks when one smiles.
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Dent

(Informal) Meaningful progress; headway
at least made a dent in the work.
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Dimple

produce a dimple or dimples in the surface of
rain began to fall, dimpling the water
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Dent

See tooth.
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Dimple

A small natural indentation in the flesh on a part of the human body, especially in the cheek or on the chin.
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Dent

To make a dent in.
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Dimple

A slight depression or indentation in a surface.
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Dent

To become dented
a fender that dents easily.
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Dimple

To form dimples by smiling.
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Dent

A shallow deformation in the surface of an object, produced by an impact.
The crash produced a dent in the left side of the car.
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Dimple

To produce dimples in.
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Dent

(figurative) A minor impact or effect made upon something.
to make a dent
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Dimple

A small depression or indentation in a surface.
The accident created a dimple in the hood of the car.
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Dent

A type of maize/corn with a relatively soft outer hull, and a soft type of starch that shrinks at maturity to leave an indentation in the surface of the kernel.
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Dimple

Specifically, a small natural depression on the skin, especially on the face near the corners of the mouth.
You have very cute dimples.
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Dent

A sudden negative change, such as loss, damage, weakening, consumption or diminution, especially one produced by an external force, event or action
That purchase put a bit of a dent in my wallet.
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Dimple

(transitive) To create a dimple in.
The hailstorm dimpled the roof of our car.
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Dent

(engineering) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
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Dimple

(intransitive) To create a dimple in one's face by smiling.
The young girl dimpled in glee as she was handed a cupcake.
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Dent

(weaving) A slot or a wire in a reed
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Dimple

To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.
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Dent

(transitive) To impact something, producing a dent.
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Dimple

A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin.
The dimple of her chin.
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Dent

(intransitive) To develop a dent or dents.
Copper is soft and dents easily.
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Dimple

A slight indentation on any surface.
The garden pool's dark surface . . . Breaks into dimples small and bright.
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Dent

A stroke; a blow.
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Dimple

To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.
And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.
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Dent

A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.
A blow that would have made a dent in a pound of butter.
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Dimple

To mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions.
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Dent

A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
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Dimple

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

To make a dent upon; to indent.
The houses dented with bullets.
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Dimple

any slight depression in a surface;
there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball
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Dent

an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening);
it made a dent in my bank account
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Dimple

a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin;
His dimple appeared whenever he smiled
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Dent

a depression scratched or carved into a surface
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Dimple

mark with, or as if with, dimples;
drops dimpled the smooth stream
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Dent

an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
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Dimple

produce dimples while smiling;
The child dimpled up to the adults
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Dent

make a depression into;
The bicycle dented my car
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