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  Dictionary Definition of tile

tile
noun, verb, tiled, tiling.

-- noun
1. a thin slab or shaped piece of baked clay, sometimes glazed and ornamented, used for covering roofs, lining walls, paving floors, draining land, in ornamental work, etc.
2. any of various similar slabs or pieces, as of stone, metal, lino, cork, slate, etc.
3. a pottery tube or pipe used for draining land.
4. a hollow or cellular block used as a wall unit in masonry construction.
-- verb (t)
5. to cover with or as with tiles.
-- phrase
6. on the tiles, Colloquial having a wild, riotous, or debauched night's entertainment.
[ME; OE tigele, c. G Ziegel, both from L tegula ]
-- tiler, noun -- tilelike, adjective