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Definition of tile verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tile

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//taɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//taɪl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tile
    BrE BrE//taɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//taɪl//
     
    he / she / it tiles
    BrE BrE//taɪlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//taɪlz//
     
    past simple tiled
    BrE BrE//taɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//taɪld//
     
    past participle tiled
    BrE BrE//taɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//taɪld//
     
    -ing form tiling
    BrE BrE//ˈtaɪlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪlɪŋ//
     
    Construction
     
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  1. 1tile something to cover a surface with tiles a tiled bathroom See related entries: Construction
  2. 2tile something (computing) to arrange several windows on a computer screen so that they fill the screen but do not cover each other
  3. Word OriginOld English tigele, from Latin tegula, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘cover’.
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