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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun shingle has 3 senses

Verb shingle has 1 sense


shinglen. [Prob. from Norw. singl, singling, coarse gravel, small round stones.].
     Round, water-worn, and loose gravel and pebbles, or a collection of roundish stones, such as are common on the seashore and elsewhere.  [1913 Webster]
shinglen. [OE. shingle, shindle, fr. L. scindula, scandula; cf. scindere to cleave, to split, E. shed, v. t., Gr. , , shingle, to slit.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I reached St. Asaph, . . . where there is a very poor cathedral church covered with shingles or tiles."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sign for an office or a shop; as, to hang out one's shingle.  [1913 Webster]
Shingle oak (Bot.), a kind of oak (Quercus imbricaria) used in the Western States for making shingles.
shinglev. t. 
  •  To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof.  [1913 Webster]
    "They shingle their houses with it."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, as shingles on a roof.  [1913 Webster]
shinglev. t. 
     To subject to the process of shindling, as a mass of iron from the pudding furnace.  [1913 Webster]


shingle, n. (in sing. or pl.) small rounded pebbles, esp. on a sea-shore.

shingly adj.
shingle, n. & v.
1 a rectangular wooden tile used on roofs, spires, or esp. walls.
2 archaic a shingled hair. b the act of shingling hair.
3 US a small signboard, esp. of a doctor, lawyer, etc.
1 roof or clad with shingles.
2 archaic a cut (a woman's hair) very short. b cut the hair of (a person or head) in this way.

ME app. f. L scindula, earlier scandula



arch over, bank, barber, beach, beam, berm, bestraddle, bestride, billet, board, boarding, bob, breccia, brick, bridge, ceiling, clapboard, coast, coastland, coastline, coif, coiffure, conk, cord, cordwood, deal, debris, detritus, driftwood, eaves, embankment, extend over, face, firewood, foreshore, glass, glaze, grain, granule, granulet, gravel, grit, hang over, hardwood, housetop, imbricate, ironbound coast, jut, lantern, lap, lap over, lath, lathing, lathwork, lido, lie over, littoral, log, lumber, overarch, overhang, overhead, overlap, overlie, override, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, paper, penthouse, plafond, plage, plank, planking, playa, plyboard, plywood, pole, pompadour, post, process, puncheon, revet, ride, ridgepole, riverside, riviera, rockbound coast, roof, roof garden, roof-deck, roofage, roofing, roofpole, rooftop, rooftree, sand, sands, sea margin, seabank, seabeach, seaboard, seacliff, seacoast, seashore, seaside, shake, sheathe, sheathing, sheathing board, sheeting, shingles, shore, shoreline, sideboard, slab, slat, slate, slates, softwood, span, splat, stave, stick, stick of wood, stone, stovewood, strand, submerged coast, thatch, three-by-four, tidewater, tile, tiles, timber, timbering, timberwork, top, trim, two-by-four, veneer, wall in, wall up, wallpaper, waterfront, waterside, wave, weatherboard, wood




N materials, material, raw material, stuff, stock, staple, adobe, brown stone, chinking, clapboard, daubing, puncheon, shake, shingle, bricks and mortar, metal, stone, clay, brick crockery, compo, composition, concrete, reinforced concrete, cement, wood, ore, timber, materials, supplies, munition, fuel, grist, household stuff pabulum, ammunition, contingents, relay, reinforcement, reenforcement, baggage, means, calico, cambric, cashmere, raw, wooden, adobe.


N powderiness, pulverulence, sandiness, efflorescence, friability, powder, dust, sand, shingle, sawdust, grit, meal, bran, flour, farina, rice, paddy, spore, sporule, crumb, seed, grain, particle, limature, filings, debris, detritus, tailings, talus slope, scobs, magistery, fine powder, flocculi, smoke, cloud of dust, cloud of sand, cloud of smoke, puff of smoke, volume of smoke, sand storm, dust storm, pulverization, comminution, attenuation, granulation, disintegration, subaction, contusion, trituration, levigation, abrasion, detrition, multure, limitation, tripsis, filing, mill, arrastra, gristmill, grater, rasp, file, mortar and pestle, nutmeg grater, teeth, grinder, grindstone, kern, quern, koniology, powdery, pulverulent, granular, mealy, floury, farinaceous, branny, furfuraceous, flocculent, dusty, sandy, sabulous, psammous, arenose, arenarious, arenaceous, gritty, efflorescent, impalpable, lentiginous, lepidote, sabuline, sporaceous, sporous, pulverizable, friable, crumbly, shivery, pulverized, attrite, in pieces.

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