Tile Definition

tīl
tiled, tiles, tiling
noun
tiles
A thin, flat or curved piece of stone, concrete, or fired clay, used for roofing, flooring, etc.
Webster's New World
A thin, usually rectangular piece of glazed, fired clay, often decorated, used for ornamental borders, bathroom walls, etc.
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A similar piece of metal, plastic, asphalt, rubber, etc., used to cover floors, walls, etc.
Webster's New World
A short pipe or semicircular conduit of fired clay or concrete, used to make a drain.
Webster's New World
Tiles collectively; tiling.
Webster's New World
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verb
tiled, tiles, tiling
To cover or provide with tiles.
American Heritage
To install tiles in, so as to make a drain.
Webster's New World
(computing) To arrange in a regular pattern, with adjoining edges (applied to tile-like objects, graphics, windows in a computer interface).
Wiktionary
To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated.
To tile a Masonic lodge.
Tile the door.
Wiktionary
idiom
on the tiles
  • out carousing
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Tile

Noun

Singular:
tile
Plural:
tiles

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Tile

  • on the tiles

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

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