What does the word tile mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To cover with tiles.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • TILER.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To drain by tiles.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A thin piece of baked clay used for covering roofs, floors, etc.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A short earthenware pipe, used in forming sewers.

Usage examples for tile

  1. Frequently we find the impression of an animal's foot on these bricks and tiles, formed when they were in a soft state before they were baked, and one tile recently found had the impression of a Roman baby's foot. – English Villages by P. H. Ditchfield
  2. At the time when this was in use there was a hamlet at the foot of the cliff, as is shown by the furrows cut in the rock into which the tile roofing was let, and notches for the reception of the roof timbers. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
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