What does shambles mean?

Definitions for shambles

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shambles.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shambles(noun)

    a condition of great disorder

  2. abattoir, butchery, shambles, slaughterhouse(noun)

    a building where animals are butchered


  1. shambles(Noun)

    a scene of great disorder or ruin

  2. shambles(Noun)

    a great mess or clutter

    This website is a shambles.

  3. shambles(Noun)

    a scene of bloodshed, carnage or devastation

  4. shambles(Noun)

    a slaughterhouse

  5. shambles(Noun)

    a butcher's shop

  6. Origin: From scamul. A borrowing from scamellum, diminutive of scamnum.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shambles

    sham′blz, n.pl. stalls on which butchers exposed their meat for sale, hence a flesh-market: a slaughter-house. [A.S. scamel (Ger. schämel), a stool—Low L. scamellum, for L. scabellum, dim. of scamnum, a bench.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shambles in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shambles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of shambles

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Translations for shambles

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • heilloses DurcheinanderGerman
  • σφαγείοGreek
  • mataderoSpanish
  • capharnaüm, fouillis, bordelFrench
  • cosair chróIrish
  • खंडहरHindi
  • pusztulás, vágóhíd, zűrzavar, romhalmaz, rendetlenség, összevisszaság, mészárszékHungarian
  • бойня, беспорядок, скотобо́йня, неразбериха, каварда́к, пу́таница, руина, барда́к, разрухаRussian
  • röraSwedish

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