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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 ?
When I dived for him, the poor little man was lying quietly coiled up at the bottom, in a hollow of shingle, looking by many degrees smaller than I had ever seen him look before.
If I had not dived for Professor Pesca when he lay under water on his shingle bed, I should in all human probability never have been connected with the story which these pages will relate--I should never, perhaps, have heard even the name of the woman who has lived in all my thoughts, who has possessed herself of all my energies, who has become the one guiding influence that now directs the purpose of my life.
All the main valleys in the Cordillera are characterized by having, on both sides, a fringe or terrace of shingle and sand, rudely stratified, and generally of considerable thickness.
As often as I have seen beds of mud, sand, and shingle, accumulated to the thickness of many thousand feet, I have felt inclined to exclaim that causes, such as the present rivers and the present beaches, could never have ground down and produced such masses.
Then he scraped away the dirt, and exposed a pine shingle.
Then the duke took and wrote out a sign on a shingle so:
Beyond the sea-wall there curves for miles in a vast and regular sweep the barren beach of shingle, with the village of Brenzett standing out darkly across the water, a spire in a clump of trees; and still further out the perpendicular column of a lighthouse, look- ing in the distance no bigger than a lead pencil, marks the vanishing-point of the land.
Its windows are without glass, its doorways without doors; there are wide breaches in the shingle roof, and for lack of paint the weatherboarding is a dun gray.
A NEGRO in a boat, gathering driftwood, saw a sleeping Alligator, and, thinking it was a log, fell to estimating the number of shingles it would make for his new cabin.
North Shingles Villa, Aldborough, Suffolk, July 22d.
In such a neighborhood as this, boards and shingles, lime and bricks, are cheaper and more easily obtained than suitable caves, or whole logs, or bark in sufficient quantities, or even well-tempered clay or flat stones.
Ogg's, he saw the distant future before him as he might have seen a tempting stretch of smooth sandy beach beyond a belt of flinty shingles; he was on the grassy bank then, and thought the shingles might soon be passed.