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Definition of Tile


  1. To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile a Masonic lodge.
  2. 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.
  3. A small slab of marble or other material used for flooring.
  4. A plate of metal used for roofing.
  5. A small, flat piece of dried earth or earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused.
  6. A draintile.
  7. A stiff hat.
  8. To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.
  9. Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.

Tile Translations

tile in Danish is flise
tile in Dutch is plavuis, tegel, tegelsteen, tichel
tile in French is tuile, carreau
tile in German is kacheln, Dachziegel
tile in Italian is mattonella
tile in Portuguese is telha
tile in Spanish is azulejo
tile in Swedish is bricka