What does shingles mean?

Definitions for shinglesˈʃɪŋ gəlz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. herpes zoster, zoster, shingles(noun)

    eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia


  1. shingles(Noun)

    herpes zoster.

  2. Origin: From cingulus, variant of cingulum, translating ζώνη, ζωστήρ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shingles(noun)

    a kind of herpes (Herpes zoster) which spreads half way around the body like a girdle, and is usually attended with violent neuralgic pain

  2. Origin: [OF. cengle a girth, F. sangle, fr. L. cingulum a girdle, fr. cingere to gird. Cf. Cincture, Cingle, Surcingle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shingles

    shing′glz, n. popular name for the disease Herpes zoster. [A corr. of L. cingulum, a belt or girdle—cingĕre, to gird.]

Editors Contribution

  1. shingles

    Plural noun of the word shingle.

    Shingles are used in a wall, on a roof etc.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shingles in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shingles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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