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



    BrE BrE//taɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//taɪl//
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  1. 1a flat, usually square, piece of baked clay, carpet or other material that is used in rows for covering walls and floors ceramic floor tiles carpet tiles See related entries: Construction
  2. 2a piece of baked clay that is used in rows for covering roofs We lost a few tiles in the storm. See related entries: Construction
  3. 3any of the small flat pieces that are used in particular board games
  4. Word OriginOld English tigele, from Latin tegula, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘cover’.Idioms
    have a night on the tiles
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    (British English, informal) to stay out late enjoying yourself
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