What does shingle mean?

Definitions for shingle
ˈʃɪŋ gəlshin·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shingle, shake(noun)

    building material used as siding or roofing

  2. shingle(noun)

    coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)

  3. shingle(verb)

    a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e.g.

  4. shingle(verb)

    cover with shingles

    "shingle a roof"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shingle(noun)

    round, water-worn, and loose gravel and pebbles, or a collection of roundish stones, such as are common on the seashore and elsewhere

    Etymology: [Prob. from Norw. singl, singling, coarse gravel, small round stones.]

  2. Shingle(noun)

    a piece of wood sawed or rived thin and small, with one end thinner than the other, -- used in covering buildings, especially roofs, the thick ends of one row overlapping the thin ends of the row below

    Etymology: [Prob. from Norw. singl, singling, coarse gravel, small round stones.]

  3. Shingle(noun)

    a sign for an office or a shop; as, to hang out one's shingle

    Etymology: [Prob. from Norw. singl, singling, coarse gravel, small round stones.]

  4. Shingle(verb)

    to cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof

    Etymology: [Prob. from Norw. singl, singling, coarse gravel, small round stones.]

  5. Shingle(verb)

    to cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, as shingles on a roof

    Etymology: [Prob. from Norw. singl, singling, coarse gravel, small round stones.]

  6. Shingle(verb)

    to subject to the process of shindling, as a mass of iron from the pudding furnace

    Etymology: [Prob. from Norw. singl, singling, coarse gravel, small round stones.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shingle

    shing′gl, n. wood sawed or split thin, used instead of slates or tiles, for roofing houses: (U.S.) a small sign-board or plate.—v.t. to cover with shingles: to crop the hair very close.—adjs. Shing′led, Shing′le-roofed, having the roof covered with shingles.—ns. Shing′ler; Shing′ling. [Low L. scindula, a wooden tile—L. scindĕre, to split.]

  2. Shingle

    shing′gl, n. the coarse gravel on the shores of rivers or of the sea.—adj. Shing′ly. [Orig. single—Norw. singel, singling, shingle—singla, freq. of singa, to ring.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. shingle

    Coarse gravel, or stones rounded by the action of water; it is used as ballast.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shingle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shingle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of shingle in a Sentence

  1. John Koch:

    If a shingle or two blows off, that’s not an issue, but if it continuously blows off, it’s time to replace.

  2. Even Gori:

    I set up a stand at a holiday bazaar over Thanksgiving weekend at a local farmers market. We prepared blue corn pozole and vegan pipian rojo, put up a little stand and hung up our shingle.

  3. Bill Collins:

    It may be a torn shingle, flashing installed improperly or a missing ridge cap.

Images & Illustrations of shingle

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