[ tahyl ]
/ taɪl /
a thin slab or bent piece of baked clay, sometimes painted or glazed, used for various purposes, as to form one of the units of a roof covering, floor, or revetment.
any of various similar slabs or pieces, as of linoleum, stone, rubber, or metal.
a pottery tube or pipe used for draining land.
Also called hollow tile. 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 steelwork or the like.
Informal. a stiff hat or high silk hat.
verb (used with object), tiled, til·ing.
to cover with or as with tiles.
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Origin of tile
before 900; Middle English; Old English tīgele (cognate with German Ziegel) < Latin tēgula
OTHER WORDS FROM tiletile·like, adjectivere·tile, verb (used with object), re·tiled, re·til·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for retiled
/ (taɪl) /
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, etcRelated adjective: tegular
a short pipe made of earthenware, concrete, or plastic, used with others to form a drain
a rectangular block used as a playing piece in mah jong and other games
British old-fashioned, slang a hat
on the tiles informal on a spree, esp of drinking or debauchery
(tr) to cover with tiles
Derived forms of tiletiler, noun
Word Origin for tile
Old English tīgele, from Latin tēgula; related to German Ziegel
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