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TILE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tile mean? 

TILE (noun)
  The noun TILE has 2 senses:

1. a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces
2. a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing

  Familiarity information: TILE used as a noun is rare.


TILE (verb)
  The verb TILE has 1 sense:

1. cover with tiles

  Familiarity information: TILE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TILE (noun)


Sense 1tile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("tile" is a kind of...):

slab (block consisting of a thick piece of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tile"):

tessera (a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics)

Holonyms ("tile" is a part of...):

tile roof (a roof made of fired clay tiles)


Sense 2tile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

roofing tile; tile

Hypernyms ("tile" is a kind of...):

roofing material (building material used in constructing roofs)

Meronyms (substance of "tile"):

clay (a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tile"):

hip tile (a tile shaped so as to cover the hip of a hip roof)

pantile (a roofing tile with a S-shape; laid so that curves overlap)

ridge tile (a decorative tile that is bent in cross section; used to cover the ridge of a roof)


TILE (verb)


Sense 1tile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover with tiles

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

tile the wall and the floor of the bathroom

Hypernyms (to "tile" is one way to...):

cover (provide with a covering or cause to be covered)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tile"):

tessellate (tile with tesserae)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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