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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.]
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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
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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;]
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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
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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"
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tile

noun
Related words
adjective tegular
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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