- covered or furnished with tiles.
- barred to outsiders, as nonmembers of a lodge.
Origin of tiled
- 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.
- tiles collectively.
- 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.
- to cover with or as with tiles.
Origin of tile
Examples from the Web for tiled
Witnesses say there were at least six bodies piled together inside this one tiled room where the air is poisonous with decay.Who Is Behind Gaza's Mass Execution?
August 1, 2014
Inside, a miniature corpse lay on an operating table in a tiled room.The Amazing Superheroes of New York City
August 7, 2011
Butch and Leon appeared to listen patiently while studying the tiled floor.John Grisham's First Short Story: Part Two
October 26, 2009
Beyond, through an open door, could be seen the tiled bath-room.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
She span round and fell all of a heap upon the tiled flooring.His Masterpiece
Their footsteps sounded on the big, tiled hall outside the door.The White Lie
William Le Queux
Which of you can have houses or columns or extensive pediments on top of his tiled roof?
Such things are built above the floors, not above the tiled roofs.
- 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
- tiles collectively
- 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
Word Origin and History for tiled
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.