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tile

[ tahyl ]
/ taɪl /
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noun

verb (used with object), tiled, til·ing.

to cover with or as with tiles.

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Origin of tile

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English tīgele (cognate with German Ziegel ), from Latin tēgula

OTHER WORDS FROM tile

tilelike, adjectivere·tile, verb (used with object), re·tiled, re·til·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for tile

tile
/ (taɪl) /

noun

verb

(tr) to cover with tiles

Derived forms of tile

tiler, noun

Word Origin for tile

Old English tīgele, from Latin tēgula; related to German Ziegel
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