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tile (n.)

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 "to roof, to cover," from PIE root *(s)teg- "to cover." Also used in Old English and early Middle English for "brick," before that word came into use.

tile (v.)

"to cover with tiles," late 14c., from tile (n.). Related: Tiled; tiling.

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Definitions of tile
1
tile (n.)
a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces;
tile (n.)
a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing;
Synonyms: roofing tile
tile (n.)
game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc.;
2
tile (v.)
cover with tiles;
tile the wall and the floor of the bathroom
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