What does shambles mean?

Definitions for shambles
sham·bles

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

Wiktionary

  1. shambles(Noun)

    a scene of great disorder or ruin

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

  2. shambles(Noun)

    a great mess or clutter

    This website is a shambles.

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

  3. shambles(Noun)

    a scene of bloodshed, carnage or devastation

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

  4. shambles(Noun)

    a slaughterhouse

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

  5. shambles(Noun)

    a butcher's shop

    Etymology: 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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of shambles in a Sentence

  1. John Kennedy:

    I want to be able to meet with government officials, try to establish some rapport, talk about common interest, talk about common problem. some say it's in shambles.

  2. Sicily Silla Zelia:

    Where I come from, life is not easy, my neighborhood has big problems, my house is all in a shambles, all in a shambles.

  3. Yan Jiehe:

    The government is willing to work with government firms, but co-operation with private companies is a shambles.

  4. Stuart Murray:

    Whether they can survive is going to depend on platinum prices and on whether they can fix themselves for a new reality of lower margins, they have to hold discussions with the government and with the unions to try to save what was a national treasure which is now a shambles.

  5. Chris Rock:

    I wanna find some peace, 'cause people usually find that peace in a horrible time, why does that have to be? Maybe I can find God without being in shambles. Maybe I can reach a higher plain spiritually without being in a near-death experience.

Images & Illustrations of shambles

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Translations for shambles

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  • 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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