Meaning of TILE in English


[ tʌɪl ]

■ noun

1》 a thin square or rectangular slab of baked clay, concrete, etc., used in overlapping rows for covering roofs.

↘a similar slab of glazed pottery or other material for covering floors or walls.

2》 a thin, flat piece used in Scrabble, mah-jong, and other games.

■ verb

1》 cover with ~s.

2》 arrange (windows) on a computer screen so that they do not overlap.


on the ~s informal, chiefly Brit. having a lively night out.


OE tigele , from L. tegula , from an Indo-Eur. root meaning 'cover'.

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