tile(tīl),USA pronunciationn., v.,tiled, til•ing. n.
Buildinga thin slab or bent piece of baked clay, sometimes painted or glazed, used for various purposes, as to form one of the units of a roof covering, floor, or revetment.
Buildingany of various similar slabs or pieces, as of linoleum, stone, rubber, or metal.
a pottery tube or pipe used for draining land.
BuildingAlso called hollow tile. any of various hollow or cellular units of burnt clay or other materials, as gypsum or cinder concrete, for building walls, partitions, floors, and roofs, or for fireproofing steelwork or the like.
Informal Termsa stiff hat or high silk hat.
Buildingto cover with or as with tiles.
bef. 900; Middle English; Old English tīgele (cognate with German Ziegel)