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Tile meaning

tile - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. cover with tiles; " tile the wall and the floor of the bathroom"
  2. 2. To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile a Masonic lodge.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A small slab of marble or other material used for flooring.
  5. 5. A plate of metal used for roofing.
  6. 6. A small, flat piece of dried earth or earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused.
  7. 7. A draintile.
  8. 8. A stiff hat.
  9. 9. To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.
  10. 10. Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.
  11. 11. Plate of baked clay for covering floors, roofs, & c.

tile - examples of usage

  1. A few minutes later, he looked down and saw a wide clearing in the trees and a red- tile roof. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  2. She didn't pay any attention to the envelope Grant had given her; she just tossed it onto the burnt- tile breakfast counter. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  3. Again and again the moving, cold light circled round the red tile roof, which the moon, then rising and peeping over the chimneys, seemed to turn into silver plates. - "Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks", William Elliot Griffis.
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