- the action of a person who tiles
- tiles collectively
- a covering or structure of tiles
- The laying of tiles.
- Tiles considered as a group.
- A tiled surface.
(countable and uncountable, plural tilings)
- Present participle of tile.
Variant of tile
- a thin, usually rectangular piece of stone, concrete, or unglazed, fired clay, used for roofing, flooring, etc.
- a thin, usually rectangular piece of glazed, fired clay, often decorated, used for fireplace borders, bathroom walls, etc.
- a similar piece of other material, as of metal, plastic, asphalt, rubber, etc., used to cover floors, walls, etc.
- tiles collectively; tiling
- a drain of semicircular tiles or earthenware pipe
- hollow blocks of burnt clay, used variously in construction
- any of the pieces used in mah-jongg or some other games
- Informal a high, stiff hat
Origin of tileMiddle English ; from Old English tigele, akin to German ziegel, both ; from West Germanic an unverified form tegala ; from Classical Latin tegula, tile ; from tegere, to cover: see thatch
on the tiles
Brit., Informal out carousing