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Meaning of TILE

Pronunciation:  tIl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces
  2. [n]  a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing
  3. [v]  cover with tiles, of surfaces in a dwelling; "tile the wall and the floor of the bathroom"

TILE is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: roofing tile
 See Also: clay, cover, hip tile, pantile, ridge tile, roofing material, slab, tessellate, tessera, tile roof



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tile\, v. t. [See 2d {Tiler}.]
    To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile
    a Masonic lodge.
  2. \Tile\, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L.
    tegula, from tegere to cover. See {Thatch}, and cf.
    1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering
       the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often
       for ornamental mantel works.
    2. (Arch.)
       (a) A small slab of marble or other material used for
       (b) A plate of metal used for roofing.
    3. (Metal.) A small, flat piece of dried earth or
       earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are
    4. A draintile.
    5. A stiff hat. [Colloq.] --Dickens.
    {Tile drain}, a drain made of tiles.
    {Tile earth}, a species of strong, clayey earth; stiff and
       stubborn land. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Tile kiln}, a kiln in which tiles are burnt; a tilery.
    {Tile ore} (Min.), an earthy variety of cuprite.
    {Tile red}, light red like the color of tiles or bricks.
    {Tile tea}, a kind of hard, flat brick tea. See {Brick tea},
       under {Brick}.
  3. \Tile\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tiled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.
    2. Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.
             The muscle, sinew, and vein, Which tile this house,
             will come again.                      --Donne.