Tile meaning

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Any of the pieces used in mah-jongg or some other games.
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A thin, flat or convex slab of hard material such as baked clay or plastic, laid in rows to cover walls, floors, and roofs.
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A short length of pipe made of clay or concrete, used in sewers and drains.
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A hollow fired clay or concrete block used for building walls.
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Tiles considered as a group.

Bought tile for the kitchen.

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A marked playing piece, as in mahjong.
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To cover or provide with tiles.
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Tiles collectively; tiling.
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A short pipe or semicircular conduit of fired clay or concrete, used to make a drain.
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Hollow blocks of burnt clay, used variously in construction.
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A high, stiff hat.
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To cover with tiles.
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To install tiles in, so as to make a drain.
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To display objects in rows and columns. The Tile command in a graphical interface squares up all open windows and displays them in row and column order. See tile-based interface and cascading windows.
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A regularly-shaped slab of clay or other material, affixed to cover or decorate a surface, as in a roof-tile, glazed tile, stove tile, etc.
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(computing) A rectangular graphic.

Each tile within Google Maps consists of 256 × 256 pixels.

Sprites and tiles that are hidden in the prototype ROM file can be recovered.

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Any of various types of cuboid playing piece used in certain games, such as in dominoes, Scrabble, or mahjong.
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(dated) A stiff hat.

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To cover with tiles.
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(computing) To arrange in a regular pattern, with adjoining edges (applied to tile-like objects, graphics, windows in a computer interface).
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To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated.

To tile a Masonic lodge.

Tile the door.

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on the tiles
  • Out carousing.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of tile

  • Middle English from Old English tigele from Latin tēgula from tegere to cover (s)teg- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • See tiler (“doorkeeper at a Masonic lodge").
    From Wiktionary
  • Old English tiÄ¡ele
    From Wiktionary