Crossword clues for tile
- Mah-jongg draw
- Bit of roofing
- One with a glazed look?
- Floor element
- Shower square
- Game piece
- Tessellation unit
- Square in a public square, maybe
- Counter piece
- Roofing choice
- It may be fired
- Slate alternative
- Square in a steam room
- 10-point Q, e.g.
- Some flooring
- Word game component, sometimes
- 8-point X, e.g.
- Item for a mason
- Backsplash unit
- Backsplash piece
- Bananagrams game piece
- Outdoor fountain piece
- Plaza square, maybe
- Flooring option
- Part of a space shuttle's exterior
- Do some roof work
- Bathhouse square
- Roofing material
- Makeshift coaster, maybe
- A flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces
- A thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing
- Scrabble piece
- Roofing item
- Patio component
- Grouter's target
- Scrabble draw
- Scrabble pieces
- Villa decoration
- It's baked in a square
- Mah-jongg piece
- Domino, e.g.
- Floor unit
- Bathroom flooring
- Floor square
- Bath item
- 4-point W, e.g.
- Easy-to-clean floor
- Turkish bath decoration
- Ceramacist's medium
- One of 100 in Scrabble
- Fireplace decoration
- Mosaic piece
- Bit of flooring
- Glazed unit
- Bit of masonry
- Parquet alternative
- Kind of floor
- Glazed square
- Terra-cotta piece
- Shuttle protector
- Linoleum alternative
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tile \Tile\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tiled; p. pr. & vb. n. Tiling.]
To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.
Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.
The muscle, sinew, and vein, Which tile this house, will come again.
Tile \Tile\, v. t. [See 2d Tiler.] To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile a Masonic lodge.
Tile \Tile\, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See Thatch, and cf. Tegular.]
A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for ornamental mantel works.
A small slab of marble or other material used for flooring.
A plate of metal used for roofing.
(Metal.) A small, flat piece of dried earth or earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused.
A stiff hat. [Colloq.]
Tile drain, a drain made of tiles.
Tile earth, a species of strong, clayey earth; stiff and stubborn land. [Prov. Eng.]
Tile kiln, a kiln in which tiles are burnt; a tilery.
Tile ore (Min.), an earthy variety of cuprite.
Tile red, light red like the color of tiles or bricks.
Tile tea, a kind of hard, flat brick tea. See Brick tea, under Brick.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., from Old English tigele "roofing shingle," from Proto-Germanic *tegala (Old Saxon tiegla, Old High German ziagal, German ziegel, Dutch tegel, Old Norse tigl), a borrowing from Latin tegula "roof-tile" (source also of 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.
"to cover with tiles," late 14c., from tile (n.). Related: Tiled; tiling.
Etymology 1 n. A regularly-shaped slab of clay or other material, affixed to cover or decorate a surface, as in a roof-tile, glazed tile, stove tile, carpet tile etc. vb. 1 To cover with tiles. 2 (context computing English) To arrange in a regular pattern, with adjoining edges (applied to tile-like objects, graphics, windows in a computer interface). Etymology 2
alt. To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated. vb. To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated.
n. a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces
a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing [syn: roofing tile]
v. cover with tiles; "tile the wall and the floor of the bathroom"
A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass, generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications. In another sense, a tile is a construction tile or similar object, such as rectangular counters used in playing games (see tile-based game). The word is derived from the French word tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin word tegula, meaning a roof tile composed of fired clay.
Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complex mosaics. Tiles are most often made of ceramic, typically glazed for internal uses and unglazed for roofing, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, cork, concrete and other composite materials, and stone. Tiling stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used on walls than on floors, which require more durable surfaces that will resist impacts.
A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material. Tile or Tiles may also refer to:
Tile is an application and RFID hardware device package, for Android (Google) and iOS (Apple) platforms, that allows users to locate lost items via Bluetooth 4.0 radio technology. In September 2015, Tile launched Generation 2 hardware that includes find-your-phone functionality and other feature upgrades, which by January 2016 sold over 4.5 million units.
Usage examples of "tile".
The objects of tile Institute were the advancement and propagation of information in Egypt, and the study and publication of all facts relating to the natural history, trade, and antiquities of that ancient country.
Simon had pulled loose and passed down several tiles and made a hole in the roof large enough for him and Amity to climb through.
Angry curses competed with the siren as the pursuing security guards, already rattled by the amuck scooter, slid and slipped on the suddenly soaking floor tiles.
It had brown glazed tiles on the outside walls and smoke-stained anaglypta on the internal ones.
The tile was a pristine white and the place was spotless, with benches ancored to the floor, mirrors everywhere.
On very stormy days the entire apse seemed to awake and to grumble under the noise of the rain as it beat against the leaden tiles of the roof, running off by the gutters of the cornices and rolling from story to story with the clamour of an overflowing torrent.
From a chamber on the right, near a winding staircase covered with blue-and-white tiles, came the sound of laughter, of song, and of a hideous music conveyed to the astonied ear by pipes and drums.
Beyond rose the apartment houses where the middle and lower classes lived, those of the poorer characterized by few windows and cracking plaster, and those of the better-off by the wonderful multistoried murals painted by the gypsy artists, and by the brilliant azurine tiles which kept the houses warm in winter and cool in summer.
Jigsaws, cards, roulette counters, poker chips, spillikins, marbles, yarrow stalks, dice, jacks, Trivial Pursuit wedges, bridge score-sheets, discarded Pictionary doodles, Scrabble tiles, bits of unidentifiable plastic and shards of bakelite, wood and metal formed a jumbled compost capable of engaging a dedicated housekeeper for several months of full-time sifting, cataloguing and sorting into the correct boxes.
When you went down Westerzeile from Wolfsweg and looked to the left and westward over the red tiled roofs, you saw the west side and front of a tower with a tarnished bulbiform steeple.
His mouse was quiet I stood with my back to the Sistine color print, gazing either at the empty, slightly wobbling turntable, or out the mansard window, over the raw-red roof tiles, at Christ Church, one dial on the front, another on the east side of the bulbiform tower.
Moxie worked on the same principle as the capacitor tiles on these ships.
I was wondering at these hanging gardens amid the forest of pink and white marble, red sardonyx, blue-gray, and cream, and black bricks, and green and yellow and tyrian tiles, when the sight of a lansquenet guarding the entrance to a casern reminded me of the promise I had made the officer of the peltasts the night before.
Bonnard was a corpulent man, a skilled ceramicist whose touch with tile nippers and mosaic tesserae was unrivaled, but he was not much of an overseer.
Yarim Paar was a grand building, housing the largest trade association in the province, a confederation of tile artisans, ceramicists, and glassblowers, as well as smiths of all sorts.