Meaning of TILE in English

TILE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a tiled floor

There were a couple of oriental rugs on the tiled floor.

a tiled roof (= covered with pieces of baked clay )

floor tiles (= flat square pieces of clay or other material, used to cover floors )

When you buy floor tiles, always get a few extra.

quarry tile

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

ceramic

Beautiful ceramic floor tiles make the public rooms a fresh and welcoming cool retreat in summer.

Resilient sheet, ceramic tile , wood?

The surface of ceramic wall tiles is no longer always highly glazed, as it traditionally was.

I have used it to glue ceramic tile to a painted wall.

The space shuttle uses specially designed ceramic tiles with very high thermal resistances to prevent conduction during re-entry.

I noted walls of apple-green ceramic tile , long stainless-steel counters with lots of drawer space.

It even works for ceramic floor tiles .,.

The fresh colour scheme is continued with Pilkington's Avignon ceramic tiles , set in a diamond pattern.

glazed

It is a clay used for making glazed tiles , wash basins and lavatory pans.

The floor of this high-ceilinged, octagonal building still has its original glazed tiles .

Built by the royal masons in 1250, it is octagonal and still has its original floor of glazed tiles .

This 1900 pub has a tongue-and-groove dado, about which the walls are covered with glazed tiles .

■ NOUN

carpet

Lifestyle carpet tiles in Pastiche, teamed with the Country border range, by Heuga.

Carpets , carpet tiles or rubberised floors help to keep background noise low, allowing meaningful sounds to be more audible.

The ground floor public rooms have parquet flooring with turkey-red Axminster carpet tile squares or strips.

With the move came the carpet tile printing machines and the tile store.

clay

The Clay Roofing Tile Council offers you a free technical advisory service on any aspect of the use of clay tiles .

Today's Keymer hand made clay tiles use similar hand production methods.

Each Keymer clay tile is a work of art, guaranteed one of a kind by the handprint of its maker.

Fore those who aren't colour-shy, Fired Earth has more than 100 shades in its Haute Provence range of clay tiles .

floor

Beautiful ceramic floor tiles make the public rooms a fresh and welcoming cool retreat in summer.

Other uses include removing Artex, lifting vinyl floor tiles , killing weeds and sterilising soil, etc.

Longer floor tiles in front of expensive items will make her feel more relaxed and expansive.

It even works for ceramic floor tiles .,.

It seeps between my toes and the cracks in the floor tiles .

She came to the dining-room first, a vast, almost medieval room with heavy furniture set on terracotta floor tiles .

Some had no floor tiles and their walls were crumbling.

quarry

Suitable for kitchens only, quarry tiles or studded rubber are both attractive and hardwearing.

And inside, the beams and quarry tiles are all original.

Old quarry tiles can be covered as long as the surface is smooth and you are sure there is no risk of rising damp.

Slate or quarry tiles and faded rugs complete the look.

Traditionally, flooring is of flagstones or quarry tiles , softened by rugs or matting.

roof

In some roofs tiles are hung on to the battens with only every third row nailed.

Lay the slices, crumb side down, over the fruit, overlapping them slightly like roof tiles .

Chimneys crashed to the ground, bringing roof tiles with them, but the insurance companies will replace those.

Some 1,000 roof tiles , valued at about £300, were stolen.

Careful examination of one roof tile revealed the impression of an animal paw-print.

And yet with flexural and impact strengths comparable to the very highest quality conventional concrete roof tiles .

Steetley Roofing Products has launched the Ashurst tile , an authentic clay roof tile that creates an instant weathered look.

vinyl

Black and white vinyl tiles can look particularly effective, and hardboard or chipboard, painted or varnished, make cheap cover-ups.

It can also be used to bed wood floor blocks, cork and vinyl tiles .

The floor was covered with large red and white vinyl tiles , rubbed in ridges that betrayed the presence of flagstones underneath.

wall

Mosaic wall tiles dominate one of the hall's bathrooms.

The surface of ceramic wall tiles is no longer always highly glazed, as it traditionally was.

They are generally thicker and harder-fired than wall tiles , to enable them to stand up to heavy wear without cracking.

As with wall tiles , most retailers will break packs to help you buy economically.

I withdrew into my reluctant imagination. 13 Anna lay back in the bath, staring at the wall tiles .

Apart from the different sizes available the packaging of ceramic wall tiles is confusing, to say the least.

■ VERB

cover

The houses are in a conservation area and have to be covered with slate roofing tiles .

This 1900 pub has a tongue-and-groove dado, about which the walls are covered with glazed tiles .

lay

To achieve a broadloom effect, lay the tiles with e arrows facing in the same direction.

Why, in a day, he could scrape up that split linoleum, then lay down tiles as shiny as glass.

Then he would work another shift from 7: 30 p. m. to 4 a. m., laying tiles at Muni stations.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But eventually he found one that was almost empty with tall arch windows and broken tiles about the floor.

Carpet tiles, too, are suitable for d-i-yers, but do follow the maker's installation instructions.

It was hot outdoors but the large, dark, stone and tile room was cool.

Just inside the big double entrance doors were hundreds of tiles which never seemed to be sold.

Their footsteps suddenly cracked like pistol shots as the carpet was replaced by plastic tiles.

Thermal efficiency was improved by laying the area with insulating tiles.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

roof

I've already tiled the roof , papered the rooms, fitted the stairs, installed electricity.

The traditional houses of the living are low to the ground, topped by red tiled roofs .

The chancel has a sloping tiled roof .

Over their tiled roofs , gables and chimneys rose the minaret-like towers of a Romanesque church.

It was a street of small secretive houses with tiled roofs .

The exposition was a hit and so were the elaborate plaster ornamentation, wrought-iron grills and tile roofs .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

External walls will be re rendered and tiled.

The dome is protected by a timber roof and is tiled on the exterior.

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