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shingle

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noun shin·gle \ˈshiŋ-gəl\

Definition of shingle

  1. 1 :  a small thin piece of building material often with one end thicker than the other for laying in overlapping rows as a covering for the roof or sides of a building

  2. 2 :  a small signboard especially designating a professional office —used chiefly in the phrase hang out one's shingle

  3. 3 :  a woman's haircut with the hair trimmed short from the back of the head to the nape



Origin of shingle

Middle English schingel, alteration of Old English scindel, from Medieval Latin scindula, alteration of Latin scandula


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with shingle


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shingle

transitive verb shin·gle

Simple Definition of shingle

  • : to cover (something) with shingles

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shingle

shingledshingling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\

  1. 1 :  to cover with or as if with shingles

  2. 2 :  to bob and shape (the hair) in a shingle

  3. 3 :  to lay out or arrange so as to overlap

shingler play \-g(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of shingle in a sentence

  1. a house shingled with cedar



1562

First Known Use of shingle

1562


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shingle

noun shin·gle

Definition of shingle

  1. 1 :  coarse rounded detritus or alluvial material especially on the seashore that differs from ordinary gravel only in the larger size of the stones

  2. 2 :  a place strewn with shingle

shingly play \-g(ə-)lē\ adjective


Origin of shingle

Middle English chyngell; akin to Middle Low German singel seashore gravel


First Known Use: 15th century



SHINGLE Defined for Kids

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shingle

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noun shin·gle \ˈshiŋ-gəl\

Definition of shingle for Students

  1. 1 :  a small thin piece of building material for laying in overlapping rows as a covering for the roof or sides of a building

  2. 2 :  a small sign




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shingle

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verb shin·gle

Definition of shingle for Students

shingledshingling

  1. :  to cover with shingles




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