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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marie Jhin:

    Shingles is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.

  2. Lee Schwamm:

    There’s no definitive proof of the relationship between inflammation and clotting, but the evidence is growing and it’s very intriguing, and it emphasizes the value of trying to prevent shingles in the first place by getting vaccinated.

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