Meaning of TILE in English


I. noun Usage: often attributive see: thatch Date: before 12th century 1. plural ~s or ~ a flat or curved piece of fired clay, stone, or concrete used especially for roofs, floors, or walls and often for ornamental work, a hollow or a semicircular and open earthenware or concrete piece used in constructioncting a drain, a hollow building unit made of fired clay or of shale or gypsum, tiling , hat , a thin piece of resilient material (as cork, linoleum, or rubber) used especially for covering floors or walls, a thin piece resembling a ceramic ~ that usually bears a mark or letter and is used as a playing piece in a board game (as mah-jongg), II. transitive verb (~d; tiling) Date: 13th century to cover with ~s, to install drainage ~ in, ~r noun

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