Meaning of TILE in English

TILE

/ taɪl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

a flat, usually square, piece of baked clay , carpet or other material that is used in rows for covering walls and floors :

ceramic floor tiles

carpet tiles

2.

a piece of baked clay that is used in rows for covering roofs

3.

any of the small flat pieces that are used in particular board games

IDIOMS

see night

■ verb [ vn ]

1.

to cover a surface with tiles :

a tiled bathroom

2.

( computing ) to arrange several windows on a computer screen so that they fill the screen but do not cover each other

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English tigele , from Latin tegula , from an Indo-European root meaning cover.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.