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Definition of "tile" []

  • A thin, flat or convex slab of hard material such as baked clay or plastic, laid in rows to cover walls, floors, and roofs. (noun)
  • A short length of pipe made of clay or concrete, used in sewers and drains. (noun)
  • A hollow fired clay or concrete block used for building walls. (noun)
  • Tiles considered as a group. (noun)
  • Games A marked playing piece, as in mahjong. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tile" in a sentence
  • "The one discarding a tile that permits another player to win must bear the entire losses of all other players; if the player winning had any of the following four combinations of tiles exposed at the time of discarding, _unless the discarder himself had two complete doubling honors and was waiting for the winning tile_ or _was waiting for the winning tile which would give him more than two doubling honors_."
  • "If drain tile is present, the pipe can be tied in to the drain tile, as this creates a perfect way to suck air soil gases from under the entire slab."
  • "The cost of the Puebla tile is also far higher than the Dolores tile. raferguson"