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tile

 (tīl)
n.
1. A thin, flat or convex slab of hard material such as baked clay or plastic, laid in rows to cover walls, floors, and roofs.
2. A short length of pipe made of clay or concrete, used in sewers and drains.
3. A hollow fired clay or concrete block used for building walls.
4. Tiles considered as a group: bought tile for the kitchen.
5. Games A marked playing piece, as in mahjong.
tr.v. tiled, til·ing, tiles
To cover or provide with tiles.

[Middle English, from Old English tigele, from Latin tēgula, from tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

tile

(taɪl)
n
1. (Building) a flat thin slab of fired clay, rubber, linoleum, etc, usually square or rectangular and sometimes ornamental, used with others to cover a roof, floor, wall, etc.
2. (Building) a short pipe made of earthenware, concrete, or plastic, used with others to form a drain
3. (Building) tiles collectively
4. (Games, other than specified) a rectangular block used as a playing piece in mah jong and other games
5. (Clothing & Fashion) old-fashioned slang Brit a hat
6. on the tiles informal on a spree, esp of drinking or debauchery
vb
(Building) (tr) to cover with tiles
[Old English tīgele, from Latin tēgula; related to German Ziegel]
ˈtiler n

tile

(taɪl)

n., v. tiled, til•ing. n.
1. a thin slab or bent piece of baked clay, sometimes painted or glazed, used for various purposes, as in forming a roof covering, floor, or revetment.
2. any of various similar slabs or pieces, as of linoleum, stone, or metal.
3. tiles collectively.
4. a pottery tube or pipe used as a drain.
5. any of various hollow or cellular units of burnt clay or other materials, as gypsum or cinder concrete, for building walls, partitions, floors, and roofs, or for fireproofing.
6. a high silk hat.
v.t.
7. to cover with or as if with tiles.
8. to install drainage tile in.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English tīgele, c. Old High German ziagal, Old Norse tigl (all representing Germanic loan < Latin tēgula)]
tile′like`, adj.
til′er, n.

-tile

an adjective-forming suffix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, with the sense “obtained by, produced by” the action of the base verb (fictile; textile) or “characterized by” the action of the base verb ( missile; motile; sessile; versatile); esp. in later formations identical in sense with -ile1 ( ductile; erectile).
[< Latin -tilis;]

tile


Past participle: tiled
Gerund: tiling

Imperative
tile
tile
Present
I tile
you tile
he/she/it tiles
we tile
you tile
they tile
Preterite
I tiled
you tiled
he/she/it tiled
we tiled
you tiled
they tiled
Present Continuous
I am tiling
you are tiling
he/she/it is tiling
we are tiling
you are tiling
they are tiling
Present Perfect
I have tiled
you have tiled
he/she/it has tiled
we have tiled
you have tiled
they have tiled
Past Continuous
I was tiling
you were tiling
he/she/it was tiling
we were tiling
you were tiling
they were tiling
Past Perfect
I had tiled
you had tiled
he/she/it had tiled
we had tiled
you had tiled
they had tiled
Future
I will tile
you will tile
he/she/it will tile
we will tile
you will tile
they will tile
Future Perfect
I will have tiled
you will have tiled
he/she/it will have tiled
we will have tiled
you will have tiled
they will have tiled
Future Continuous
I will be tiling
you will be tiling
he/she/it will be tiling
we will be tiling
you will be tiling
they will be tiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tiling
you have been tiling
he/she/it has been tiling
we have been tiling
you have been tiling
they have been tiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tiling
you will have been tiling
he/she/it will have been tiling
we will have been tiling
you will have been tiling
they will have been tiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tiling
you had been tiling
he/she/it had been tiling
we had been tiling
you had been tiling
they had been tiling
Conditional
I would tile
you would tile
he/she/it would tile
we would tile
you would tile
they would tile
Past Conditional
I would have tiled
you would have tiled
he/she/it would have tiled
we would have tiled
you would have tiled
they would have tiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tile - a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfacestile - a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces
slab - block consisting of a thick piece of something
tessera - a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics
tile roof - a roof made of fired clay tiles
2.tile - a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofingtile - a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing
clay - a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
hip tile, hipped tile - a tile shaped so as to cover the hip of a hip roof
pantile - a roofing tile with a S-shape; laid so that curves overlap
ridge tile - a decorative tile that is bent in cross section; used to cover the ridge of a roof
roofing material - building material used in constructing roofs
3.tile - game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc.
man, piece - game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
Verb1.tile - cover with tiles; "tile the wall and the floor of the bathroom"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
tessellate - tile with tesserae; "tessellate the kitchen floor"

tile

noun
Related words
adjective tegular
Translations
بَلاطَةقِرْمِيْدَةقِرْميدَه، آجُرَّهيُغَطّي بالقَرْميد أو الَلاط
dlaždicetaškadlaždičkakachleobkladačka
fliseklinkelægge tagstentagsten
laatta
pločica
csempecsempével burkolcseréppadlóburkoló laptetõcserép
flís; tígulsteinn; òakskífaflísaleggjagólfflísar, plastflísar
タイル
타일
čerpėdengtas čerpėmisdengti čerpėmisišklotas plytelėmiskloti plytelėmis
dakstiņšflīzekārniņšnoklāt ar dakstiņiem/kārniņiem/flīzēmplāksne
dlaždicapokryť škridlouškridla
opekaploščica
kakelplatta
กระเบื้อง
fayanskaleflekskiremitkiremit/fayans kaplamakmarley
ngói

tile

[taɪl]
A. N (= roof tile) → teja f; (= floor tile) → baldosa f; (= wall tile, decorative tile) → azulejo m
a night on the tilesuna noche de juerga or parranda
B. VT [+ floor] → embaldosar; [+ wall] → revestir de azulejos, alicatar (Sp); [+ ceiling] → tejar

tile

[ˈtaɪl]
n
(on roof)tuile f
a night on the tiles (fig) (British)la java
to have a night on the tiles → faire la java
(on wall or floor)carreau m
vt
[+ floor, bathroom] → carreler
modif [roof] → en tuiles; [floor, wall] → carrelé(e)

tile

n (on roof) → (Dach)ziegel m; (= ceramic tile)Fliese f; (on wall) → Kachel f, → Fliese f; (= lino tile, cork tile, polystyrene tile etc)Platte f, → Fliese f; (= carpet tile)(Teppich)fliese f; to have a night on the tiles (Brit inf) → einen draufmachen (inf)
vt
roof(mit Ziegeln) decken; floormit Fliesen/Platten auslegen; wallkacheln, mit Platten bedecken; bathroomkacheln, Fliesen anbringen in (+dat)
(Comput) windowsnebeneinander anordnen; tile horizontallynebeneinander; tile verticallyuntereinander or übereinander

tile

[taɪl]
1. n (on roof) → tegola; (on floor, wall) → mattonella, piastrella
a night on the tiles (Brit) (fam) → una notte brava
2. vt (roof) → rivestire di tegole; (floor, bathroom) → piastrellare

tile

(tail) noun
1. a piece of baked clay used in covering roofs, walls, floors etc. Some of the tiles were blown off the roof during the storm.
2. a similar piece of plastic material used for covering floors etc.
verb
to cover with tiles. We had to have the roof tiled.
tiled adjective
covered with tiles.

tile

قِرْمِيْدَة dlaždička flise Fliese κεραμίδι baldosa laatta tuile pločica mattonella タイル 타일 tegel flis dachówka azulejo плитка kakelplatta กระเบื้อง fayans ngói 瓷砖
References in classic literature ?
Great ditches had to be dug and thousands of tile laid.
The old Inspector was incapable of it; and, were he to continue in office to tile end of time, would be just as good as he was then, and sit down to dinner with just as good an appetite.
Roofs of red tile had been laid roughly over four of the ancient cells; wooden doors had been added; and the old monastic chambers had been used as sheds to hold the multifarious lumber of St.
If each smooth tile had been a blank at first, with power to shape some picture on its surface from the disjointed fragments of his thoughts, there would have been a copy of old Marley's head on every one.
The ladders were now applied, and mounted by several men; which the monkey observing, and finding himself almost encompassed, not being able to make speed enough with his three legs, let me drop on a ridge tile, and made his escape.
All manner of makeshifts had to be tried in place of tile ducts, which were not known in 1883.
The most venerable and ornamental object is a chimney-piece set round with Dutch tiles of blue-figured China, representing scenes from Scripture; and, for aught I know, the lady of Pownall or Bernard may have sat beside this fireplace, and told her children the story of each blue tile.
resumed Grandfather," did not now stand in tile midst of a gay circle of British officers.
As to the captain, if he had only called up the guard of dragoons when he rallied the foot, they would have shown the inimy what the edge of a sword was; for, although there was no commissioned officer with them, yet I think I must say,” the veteran continued, stiffening his cravat about his throat, and raising himself up with tile air of a drill-sergeant, “they were led by a man who knowed how to bring them on.
The gabled brick, tile, and freestone houses had almost dried off for the season their integument of lichen, the streams in the meadows were low, and in the sloping High Street, from the West Gateway to the mediaeval cross, and from the mediaeval cross to the bridge, that leisurely dusting and sweeping was in progress which usually ushers in an old-fashioned market-day.
Last of all, a little fellow crouching in the mud, almost lost in a cauldron, which he was scraping with a tile, and from which he was evoking a sound that would have made Stradivarius swoon.
Among our suburban resorts there are some which enjoy a specially high reputation for respectability and fashion; but the most careful individual is not absolutely exempt from the danger of a tile falling suddenly upon his head from his neighbour's roof.