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shin·gle 1

 (shĭng′gəl)
n.
1. A thin oblong piece of material, such as wood or slate, that is laid in overlapping rows to cover the roof or sides of a house or other building.
2. Informal A small signboard, as one indicating a professional office: After passing the bar exam, she hung out her shingle.
3. A woman's close-cropped haircut.
v.tr. shin·gled, shin·gling, shin·gles
1. To cover (a roof or building) with shingles.
2. To cut (hair) short and close to the head.

[Middle English, from Old English scindel, scingal, from Late Latin scindula, alteration of Latin scandula (influenced by scindere, to split).]

shin′gler n.

shin·gle 2

 (shĭng′gəl)
n.
1. Beach gravel consisting of large smooth pebbles.
2. A stretch of shore or beach covered with such gravel.

[Middle English.]

shin′gly adj.

shingle

(ˈʃɪŋɡəl)
n
1. (Building) a thin rectangular tile, esp one made of wood, that is laid with others in overlapping rows to cover a roof or a wall
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a woman's short-cropped hairstyle
3. US and Canadian a small signboard or nameplate fixed outside the office of a doctor, lawyer, etc
4. a shingle short informal Austral unintelligent or mentally subnormal
vb (tr)
5. (Building) to cover (a roof or a wall) with shingles
6. (Hairdressing & Grooming) to cut (the hair) in a short-cropped style
[C12 scingle, from Late Latin scindula a split piece of wood, from Latin scindere to split]
ˈshingler n

shingle

(ˈʃɪŋɡəl)
n
1. (Geological Science) coarse gravel, esp the pebbles found on beaches
2. (Physical Geography) a place or area strewn with shingle
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian singl pebbles, Frisian singel gravel]
ˈshingly adj

shingle

(ˈʃɪŋɡəl)
vb
(Metallurgy) (tr) metallurgy to hammer or squeeze the slag out of (iron) after puddling in the production of wrought iron
[C17: from Old French dialect chingler to whip, from chingle belt, from Latin cingula girdle; see cingulum]

shin•gle1

(ˈʃɪŋ gəl)

n., v. -gled, -gling. n.
1. a thin piece of wood, slate, metal, asbestos, or the like, usu. oblong, laid in overlapping rows to cover the roofs and walls of buildings.
2. a woman's short hairstyle in which the hair is cropped close to the head from below the crown to the nape.
3. a small signboard, esp. as hung before a doctor's or lawyer's office.
v.t.
4. to cover with shingles, as a roof.
5. to cut (hair) close to the head.
Idioms:
hang out one's shingle, to establish a professional practice, esp. in law or medicine.
[1150–1200; < Medieval Latin scindula lath, shingle (Middle English -g- appar. by association with another unidentified word), Latin scandula]
shin′gler, n.

shin•gle2

(ˈʃɪŋ gəl)

n.
1. small, waterworn stones or pebbles lying loose esp. on a beach.
2. a beach, riverbank, or other area covered with such small pebbles or stones.
[1530–40; appar. variant of earlier chingle; compare Norwegian singel small stones]
shin′gly, adj.

shin•gle3

(ˈʃɪŋ gəl)

v.t. -gled, -gling.
to hammer or squeeze (puddled iron) into a bloom or billet, eliminating as much slag as possible.
[1665–75; < French cingler to whip, beat < German zängeln, derivative of Zange tongs]

Shingle

 pebbles collectively, 1598—Wilkes.

shingle


Past participle: shingled
Gerund: shingling

Imperative
shingle
shingle
Present
I shingle
you shingle
he/she/it shingles
we shingle
you shingle
they shingle
Preterite
I shingled
you shingled
he/she/it shingled
we shingled
you shingled
they shingled
Present Continuous
I am shingling
you are shingling
he/she/it is shingling
we are shingling
you are shingling
they are shingling
Present Perfect
I have shingled
you have shingled
he/she/it has shingled
we have shingled
you have shingled
they have shingled
Past Continuous
I was shingling
you were shingling
he/she/it was shingling
we were shingling
you were shingling
they were shingling
Past Perfect
I had shingled
you had shingled
he/she/it had shingled
we had shingled
you had shingled
they had shingled
Future
I will shingle
you will shingle
he/she/it will shingle
we will shingle
you will shingle
they will shingle
Future Perfect
I will have shingled
you will have shingled
he/she/it will have shingled
we will have shingled
you will have shingled
they will have shingled
Future Continuous
I will be shingling
you will be shingling
he/she/it will be shingling
we will be shingling
you will be shingling
they will be shingling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shingling
you have been shingling
he/she/it has been shingling
we have been shingling
you have been shingling
they have been shingling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shingling
you will have been shingling
he/she/it will have been shingling
we will have been shingling
you will have been shingling
they will have been shingling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shingling
you had been shingling
he/she/it had been shingling
we had been shingling
you had been shingling
they had been shingling
Conditional
I would shingle
you would shingle
he/she/it would shingle
we would shingle
you would shingle
they would shingle
Past Conditional
I would have shingled
you would have shingled
he/she/it would have shingled
we would have shingled
you would have shingled
they would have shingled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shingle - building material used as siding or roofingshingle - building material used as siding or roofing
building material - material used for constructing buildings
2.shingle - coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)
crushed rock, gravel - rock fragments and pebbles
3.shingle - a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e.g.
signboard, sign - structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards"
Verb1.shingle - cover with shingles; "shingle a roof"
roof - provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof
Translations
حَصى ، حَصاة
oblázkyšindel
ral
päre
nagyszemű kavics
fjörumöl
aštrūs akmenukai
oļirupja grants
okrúhliak

shingle

[ˈʃɪŋgl] N
1. (on beach) → guijarros mpl
2. (on roof) → tablilla f
3. (US) (= signboard) → placa f
to hang out one's shingle (fig) → montar or abrir la oficina
4. (o.f.) (= hairstyle) → corte m a lo garçon

shingle

[ˈʃɪŋgəl] n
(on beach)galets mpl
(on roof)bardeau m
(US) (= sign) → enseigne fshingle beach nplage f de galetsshingle roof ntoit m de bardeaux

shingle

1
n
(= tile)Schindel f; (US inf: = signboard) → Schild nt; to put up one’s shingle (US) → ein Geschäft eröffnen; (doctor, lawyer) → sich niederlassen
(= hairstyle)Herrenschnitt m, → Bubikopf m
vt
roof etcmit Schindeln decken
haireinen Herrenschnitt or Bubikopf machen (+dat)

shingle

2
n no pl (= pebbles)Kiesel m, → Kieselsteine pl; (= shingle beach)Kiesel(strand) m

shingle

[ˈʃɪŋgl] n
a. (on beach) → ciottoli mpl
b. (on roof) → scandola
c. (Am) (signboard) → insegna

shingle

(ˈʃingl) noun
coarse gravel. There's too much shingle and not enough sand on this beach.
References in classic literature ?
The young man admitted that Laitner was a warm personal friend, who permitted Arobin's name to decorate the firm's letterheads and to appear upon a shingle that graced Perdido Street.
As the enraptured Ichabod fancied all this, and as he rolled his great green eyes over the fat meadow lands, the rich fields of wheat, of rye, of buckwheat, and Indian corn, and the orchards burdened with ruddy fruit, which surrounded the warm tenement of Van Tassel, his heart yearned after the damsel who was to inherit these domains, and his imagination expanded with the idea, how they might be readily turned into cash, and the money invested in immense tracts of wild land, and shingle palaces in the wilderness.
Then the duke took and wrote out a sign on a shingle so:
Then he scraped away the dirt, and exposed a pine shingle.
The children were then called, like so many pigs, and like so many pigs they would come and devour the mush; some with oyster- shells, others with pieces of shingle, some with naked hands, and none with spoons.
After they had washed them and got them quite clean, they laid them out by the sea side, where the waves had raised a high beach of shingle, and set about washing themselves and anointing themselves with olive oil.
The music grew fuller and richer at every moment: other manly voices joined in the refrain: and soon I heard the heavy thud that told me the boat had touched the beach, and the harsh grating of the shingle as the men dragged it up.
I will wrap him in sand, and pour tons of shingle round him, so that the Achaeans shall not know how to gather his bones for the silt in which I shall have hidden him, and when they celebrate his funeral they need build no barrow.
Richard and his associate consoled themselves with the relief that the covering would aid in concealing this unnatural elevation; but every shingle that was laid only multiplied objects to look at.
D'Artagnan put Furet into a stable; supped, went to bed, and on the morrow took a walk upon the port or rather upon the shingle.
Under that influence no one except Salters and Penn said anything about "idolatry" when the cook put a lighted candle, a cake of flour and water, and a pinch of salt on a shingle, and floated them out astern to keep the Frenchman quiet in case he was still restless.
When he and the girl went north to Ellesmere Land in the year of the Wonderful Open Winter, he left the picture-story with Kadlu, who lost it in the shingle when his dog-sleigh broke down one summer on the beach of Lake Netilling at Nikosiring, and there a Lake Inuit found it next spring and sold it to a man at Imigen who was interpreter on a Cumberland Sound whaler, and he sold it to Hans Olsen, who was afterward a quartermaster on board a big steamer that took tourists to the North Cape in Norway.