tiled

[tahyld]
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Origin of tiled

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at tile, -ed3
Related formsun·tiled, adjective

tile

[tahyl]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. any of various similar slabs or pieces, as of linoleum, stone, rubber, or metal.
  3. tiles collectively.
  4. a pottery tube or pipe used for draining land.
  5. 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.
  6. Informal. a stiff hat or high silk hat.
verb (used with object), tiled, til·ing.
  1. to cover with or as with tiles.

Origin of tile

before 900; Middle English; Old English tīgele (cognate with German Ziegel) < Latin tēgula
Related formstile·like, adjectivere·tile, verb (used with object), re·tiled, re·til·ing.
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Related Words for tiled

surface, tile, brick, gravel, tar, flagstone, cobblestone, macadamize

Examples from the Web for tiled

Contemporary Examples of tiled

Historical Examples of tiled

  • 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

    Emile Zola

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for tiled

tile

noun
  1. 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
  2. a short pipe made of earthenware, concrete, or plastic, used with others to form a drain
  3. tiles collectively
  4. a rectangular block used as a playing piece in mah jong and other games
  5. British old-fashioned, slang a hat
  6. on the tiles informal on a spree, esp of drinking or debauchery
verb
  1. (tr) to cover with tiles
Derived Formstiler, noun

Word Origin for tile

Old English tīgele, from Latin tēgula; related to German Ziegel
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Word Origin and History for tiled

tile

n.

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.

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