Definition for tiling (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), tiled, til·ing.
Origin of tile
Examples from the Web for tiling
Their famous blue glaze, at least, is right there in the tiling of the fountain in the shot.
The glazed ware was employed in tiling, and inlaying coffins and boxes, and in the making of various vases and cups.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
It was piled high up with tiling and drain-pipe, packed with straw.The Other Girls|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
The hotel is pleasant and the new bath house with its handsome marble and tiling is very fine.Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway|Effie Price Gladding
British Dictionary definitions for tiling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for tiling (2 of 2)
Word Origin for tile
Word Origin and History for tiling
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.