verb (used with object), tiled, til·ing.
Origin of tile
Examples from the Web for tile
Tile work in the bathrooms, furniture, and artwork on the walls all flowed together and carried his creative touch.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Revered and dutiful, he fought (and was injured) in World War II, and succeeded to the tile in 1953.For Sale: The $3M British Mountain—With Aristocratic Family Feud Included|Tom Sykes|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As I reach the berm of sand, tile and stucco that marked a kind of front line, bodies are being piled on carts in the street.
She glided over the tile floor like a gazelle and had a face that Amedeo Modigliani would have died for.
Mayo does advise that pregnant women avoid swordfish, king mackerel, shark, and tile fish.
As for the nails, they were found, two years afterwards, under a tile!Thunder and Lightning|Camille Flammarion
Aaron, having no pencil, traced with a greasy finger on the tile floor the outlines of the barn and farmhouse he envisaged.Blind Man's Lantern|Allen Kim Lang
And the said frame, stage, and staircases to be covered with tile.Shakespearean Playhouses|Joseph Quincy Adams
The roof of the shanty was covered with tile which looked like broken flower-pots.
If some such protection be not provided dirt is almost sure to fall on the flat surface and the tile will be spoiled.The Potter's Craft|Charles F. Binns
Word Origin for tile
Old English tigele "roofing shingle," from West Germanic *tegala (cf. Old High German ziagal, German ziegel, Dutch tegel, Old Norse tigl), a borrowing from Latin tegula "tile" (cf. Italian tegola, French tuile), from tegere "roof, to cover" (see stegosaurus). Also used in Old English and early Middle English for "brick," before that word came into use. The verb meaning "to cover with tiles" is recorded from late 14c.