tile


tile
[[t]taɪl[/t]]
n. v. tiled, til•ing
1) bui a thin slab or bent piece of baked clay, sometimes painted or glazed, used for various purposes, as in forming a roof covering, floor, or revetment
2) bui any of various similar slabs or pieces, as of linoleum, stone, or metal
3) bui tiles collectively
4) a pottery tube or pipe used as a drain
5) bui any of various hollow or cellular units of burnt clay or other materials, as gypsum or cinder concrete, for building walls, partitions, floors, and roofs, or for fireproofing
6) clo inf a high silk hat
7) bui to cover with or as if with tiles
8) bui to install drainage tile in
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE tīgele, c. OHG ziagal, ONtigl(all repr. Gmc loan < L tēgula) tile′like`, adj. til′er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Tile — Tile, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See {Thatch}, and cf. {Tegular}.] 1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tile — Tile, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tiling}.] 1. To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles. [1913 Webster] The muscle, sinew, and vein, Which tile this house, will come again.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tile — Tile, v. t. [See 2d {Tiler}.] To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile a Masonic lodge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tile — ist der Name folgender Personen: Tile von Damm (* ca. 1310; † 1374), Ratsherr der Stadt Braunschweig Tile Kolup († 1285; auch Dietrich Holzschuh), Hochstapler, der sich für den (in Wahrheit 1250 verstorbenen) Kaiser Friedrich II. ausgab Siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tile — tile. (Del nahua tlilli, tizne). m. El Salv. y Hond. hollín (ǁ sustancia crasa y negra). || 2. Hond. poét. oscuridad (ǁ falta de luz). || …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • tile — (n.) O.E. tigele roofing shingle, from W.Gmc. *tegala (Cf. O.H.G. ziagal, Ger. ziegel, Du. tegel, O.N. tigl), a borrowing from L. tegula tile (Cf. It. tegola, Fr. tuile), from tegere roof, to cover (see STEGOSAURUS …   Etymology dictionary

  • tile — (Del nahua tlilli, tizne). 1. m. El Salv. y Hond. hollín (ǁ sustancia crasa y negra). 2. Hond. poét. oscuridad (ǁ falta de luz). 3. adj. coloq. Hond. Muy difícil o imposible de realizar. vérselas tile. fr. coloq. Hond. Encontrarse en una… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • tile — [tīl] n. [ME < OE tigele, akin to Ger ziegel, both < WGmc * tegala < L tegula, tile < tegere, to cover: see THATCH] 1. a) a thin, usually rectangular piece of stone, concrete, or unglazed, fired clay, used for roofing, flooring, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • tile — ► NOUN 1) a thin square or rectangular piece of baked clay, concrete, cork, etc., used for covering roofs, floors, or walls. 2) a thin, flat piece used in Scrabble, mah jong, and other games. ► VERB ▪ cover with tiles. ● on the tiles Cf. ↑on the… …   English terms dictionary

  • tile — bis·sex·tile; cas·tile; cen·tile; chrys·o·tile; coc·tile; co·le·op·tile; duc·tile; duc·tile·ly; erec·tile; ex·sec·tile; ex·ser·tile; fer·tile; fer·tile·ly; fer·tile·ness; flu·vi·a·tile; fu·tile; hos·tile·ly; hos·tile·ness; in·fan·tile; len·tile;… …   English syllables

  • Tile — For other uses, see Tile (disambiguation). Decorative tilework in Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran early 17th century A tile is a manufactured piece of hard wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. Tiles are generally …   Wikipedia


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