a thin piece of wood, slate, metal, asbestos, or the like, usually oblong, laid in overlapping rows to cover the roofs and walls of buildings.
a woman’s close-cropped haircut.
Informal. a small signboard, especially as hung before a doctor’s or lawyer’s office.
to cover with shingles, as a roof.
to cut (hair) close to the head.
hang out one’s shingle, Informal. to establish a professional practice, especially in law or medicine; open an office.
have / be a shingle short, Australian Slang. to be mentally disturbed, mad, or eccentric.
small, waterworn stones or pebbles such as lie in loose sheets or beds on a beach.
a beach, riverbank, or other area covered with such small pebbles or stones.
to hammer or squeeze (puddled iron) into a bloom or billet, eliminating as much slag as possible; knobble.
I could go to college and hang out a shingle and make $10,000 a year.
Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview Alex Belth February 15, 2014
They accepted, and re-released their debut in 2010 on Interscope shingle Cherrytree Records to critical acclaim.
Die Antwoord, Raunchy Rap Duo, on New Album, Lisbeth Salander Offer Marlow Stern February 9, 2012
The shingle recently bid its co-founder and CEO James Schamus adieu, replacing him with FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel.
With Charlie Hunnam Out, Who Will Play Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey?’ Marlow Stern October 12, 2013
Pundits put out a shingle with a new website and go around asking the usual suspects for money to get them up and running.
Partisan Journalists Are Following the Money All Too Literally John Avlon November 13, 2012
I put out a shingle ‘Boarders Wanted,’ and got two the same day.
Dust of New York Konrad Bercovici
On the other side of the town stretched some miles of shingle at the foot of the cliffs.
Cleo The Magnificent Louis Zangwill
His point of vantage was in the approximate center of an island of sand and shingle, a mile long, perhaps, by half a mile wide.
Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane Dorothy Wayne
Every shutter and every shingle seemed to be loose and complaining of the fact.
Thankful’s Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
The walk was less than two feet wide and roughly squared by pieces of shingle laid in the concrete, tip to tip.
Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
“It was blowing around just where I found the shingle,” she declared.
Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
a thin rectangular tile, esp one made of wood, that is laid with others in overlapping rows to cover a roof or a wall
a woman’s short-cropped hairstyle
(US & Canadian) a small signboard or nameplate fixed outside the office of a doctor, lawyer, etc
(Austral, informal) a shingle short, unintelligent or mentally subnormal
to cover (a roof or a wall) with shingles
to cut (the hair) in a short-cropped style
coarse gravel, esp the pebbles found on beaches
a place or area strewn with shingle
(transitive) (metallurgy) to hammer or squeeze the slag out of (iron) after puddling in the production of wrought iron
“thin piece of wood,” c.1200, scincle, from Late Latin scindula (also the source of German Schindel), altered (by influence of Greek schidax “lath” or schindalmos “splinter”) from Latin scandula “roof tile,” from scindere “to cleave, split,” from PIE root *sked- “to split.” Meaning “small signboard” is first attested 1842. Sense of “woman’s short haircut” is from 1924; the verb meaning “to cut the hair so as to give the impression of overlapping shingles” is from 1857.
“loose stones on a seashore,” 1510s, probably related to Norwegian singl “small stones,” or North Frisian singel “gravel,” both said to be echoic of the sound of water running over pebbles.
“cover with shingles” (of houses), 1560s, from shingle (n.). Related: Shingled; shingling.
To court and flatter someone; curry favor; SUCKUPTO someone (1891+)
see: hang out one’s shingle
to curse; invoke evil upon. Historical Examples And beshrew me if I would either rob thee of it, mine own good Nan, or its old walls of thy sweet presence when I shall be dead.’ The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. E. Rameur beshrew me, Sis, but since when […]
by or at the side of; near: Sit down beside me. compared with: Beside him other writers seem amateurish. apart from; not connected with: beside the point; beside the question. besides (defs 4, 5). along the side of something: The family rode in the carriage, and the dog ran along beside. besides (def 2). beside […]
to lay siege to. to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround: Vacationers besieged the travel office. to assail or ply, as with requests or demands. Historical Examples Having collected a large army Heracles set out for Eubœa in order to besiege Œchalia, its capital. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome E.M. Berens Antony […]
moreover; furthermore; also: Besides, I promised her we would come. in addition: There are three elm trees and two maples besides. otherwise; else: They had a roof over their heads but not much besides. over and above; in addition to: Besides a mother he has a sister to support. other than; except: There’s no one […]