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Often, I grow irritated before the first tile has been placed on the Scrabble board. This generally occurs when one of my opponents has insisted upon bringing a dictionary to the table, making it clear that he will be consulting it throughout the game.
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Meaning of "tile" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TILE

Old English tīgele, from Latin tēgula; related to German Ziegel.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TILE

tile  [taɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TILE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tile is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb tile in English.

WHAT DOES TILE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tile

Tile

A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass, generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications. In another sense, a tile is a construction tile or similar object, such as rectangular counters used in playing games. The word is derived from the French word tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin word tegula, meaning a roof tile composed of fired clay. Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complex mosaics. Tiles are most often made of ceramic, typically glazed for internal uses and unglazed for roofing, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, cork, concrete and other composite materials, and stone. Tiling stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used on walls than on floors, which require more durable surfaces that will resist impacts.

Definition of tile in the English dictionary

The first definition of tile in the dictionary is a flat thin slab of fired clay, rubber, linoleum, etc, usually square or rectangular and sometimes ornamental, used with others to cover a roof, floor, wall, etc related adjective tegular. Other definition of tile is a short pipe made of earthenware, concrete, or plastic, used with others to form a drain. Tile is also tiles collectively.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TILE

PRESENT

Present
I tile
you tile
he/she/it tiles
we tile
you tile
they tile
Present continuous
I am tiling
you are tiling
he/she/it is tiling
we are tiling
you are tiling
they are tiling
Present perfect
I have tiled
you have tiled
he/she/it has tiled
we have tiled
you have tiled
they have tiled
Present perfect continuous
I have been tiling
you have been tiling
he/she/it has been tiling
we have been tiling
you have been tiling
they have been tiling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tiled
you tiled
he/she/it tiled
we tiled
you tiled
they tiled
Past continuous
I was tiling
you were tiling
he/she/it was tiling
we were tiling
you were tiling
they were tiling
Past perfect
I had tiled
you had tiled
he/she/it had tiled
we had tiled
you had tiled
they had tiled
Past perfect continuous
I had been tiling
you had been tiling
he/she/it had been tiling
we had been tiling
you had been tiling
they had been tiling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will tile
you will tile
he/she/it will tile
we will tile
you will tile
they will tile
Future continuous
I will be tiling
you will be tiling
he/she/it will be tiling
we will be tiling
you will be tiling
they will be tiling
Future perfect
I will have tiled
you will have tiled
he/she/it will have tiled
we will have tiled
you will have tiled
they will have tiled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been tiling
you will have been tiling
he/she/it will have been tiling
we will have been tiling
you will have been tiling
they will have been tiling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would tile
you would tile
he/she/it would tile
we would tile
you would tile
they would tile
Conditional continuous
I would be tiling
you would be tiling
he/she/it would be tiling
we would be tiling
you would be tiling
they would be tiling
Conditional perfect
I would have tile
you would have tile
he/she/it would have tile
we would have tile
you would have tile
they would have tile
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been tiling
you would have been tiling
he/she/it would have been tiling
we would have been tiling
you would have been tiling
they would have been tiling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tile
we let´s tile
you tile
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tile
Past participle
tiled
Present Participle
tiling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TILE


bile
baɪl
facile
ˈfæsaɪl
file
faɪl
freestyle
ˈfriːˌstaɪl
hairstyle
ˈhɛəˌstaɪl
hostile
ˈhɒstaɪl
I´ll
aɪl
isle
aɪl
juvenile
ˈdʒuːvɪˌnaɪl
kyle
kaɪl
lifestyle
ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl
meanwhile
ˈmiːnˌwaɪl
mile
maɪl
mobile
ˈməʊbaɪl
profile
ˈprəʊfaɪl
smile
smaɪl
style
staɪl
textile
ˈtɛkstaɪl
utile
ˈjuːtaɪl
while
waɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TILE

til
tilak
tilapia
Tilburg
tilburies
tilbury
tilde
Tilden
tiled
tilefish
tilelike
tiler
tilery
tiliaceous
tiling
till
till all hours
Till Eulenspiegel
till receipt
till the cows come home

WORDS THAT END LIKE TILE

agile
automobile
awhile
chile
compile
crocodile
difficile
domicile
exile
fragile
half-mile
infantile
infertile
Nile
pile
stile
toile
voile
wait-a-while
worthwhile

Synonyms and antonyms of tile in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tile» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TILE

Find out the translation of tile to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tile from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tile» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

瓷砖
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

baldosa
570 millions of speakers

English

tile
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टाइल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قِرْمِيْدَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плитка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

azulejo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টালি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tuile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jubin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fliese
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

タイル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

타일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kothak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngói
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टाइल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fayans
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mattonella
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dachówka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

черепиця
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

țiglă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κεραμίδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teël
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kakelplatta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tile

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TILE»

The term «tile» is very widely used and occupies the 6.158 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TILE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tile

EXAMPLES

4 QUOTES WITH «TILE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tile.
1
Craig Brown
Often, I grow irritated before the first tile has been placed on the Scrabble board. This generally occurs when one of my opponents has insisted upon bringing a dictionary to the table, making it clear that he will be consulting it throughout the game.
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Barbara Mandrell
I learned mainly through television, but I learned how to do mosaic, where you can buy stones or things of that nature. But also where you bust the tile to decorate pots for flowers or table tops. Lots of different things. Wherever you want it, you can mosaic just about anything. It took me about two weeks to do a big birdbath.
3
Thia Megia
I prefer to sing in the shower 'cause the acoustics are really, really good, I mean, when you're singing against the tile walls then you really hear yourself, hear your voice, you know, throwing itself back at you.
4
Dan Phillips
Tile is going to the landfill by the metric ton. All we have to do it gather it up, glue it down to the floor and grout it. Then you have a tile floor, and not just any tile floor: it's a mosaic of your own choosing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TILE»

Discover the use of tile in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tile and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tile Your World: John Bridge's New Tile Setting Book
Comprehensive instructions on setting ceramic and stone tiles. For do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike. Over 300 illustrations - 277 b & w photos and 24 line drawings. 24 full color insert pages, contents, appendices and index.
John P. Bridge, 2003
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Setting Tile
Shows how to set tile in one's home, covering ceramic and natural stone tile; layout; application techniques; floor, wall, countertop, and special installations; and other related topics.
Michael Byrne, 1995
3
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Ceramic Tile, Third ...
This is the one stop shop for do-it-yourself tile installation instructions.
Carter Glass, 2010
4
Tile Quilt Revival: Reinventing a Forgotten Form
Inspired by nineteenth-century tile quilts, these projects work beautifully with today's colorful, contemporary fabrics, but they retain that folk-art style that makes them so much fun to sew and show off.
Carol Gilham Jones, Bobbi Finley, 2010
5
Tile
Surveys the use of tile in both conventional and less traditional settings, showcasing lavish photography of tile applications in bathrooms, staircases, outdoor courtyards, and other locations while addressing such topics as glazes, ...
Jill Herbers, 2002
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Black and Decker Here's How...Ceramic Tile: Easy, Elegant ...
Featuring the same top-notch information and world-class photography as The Complete Guide to Decorating with Ceramic Tile, this book offers a streamlined presentation of all the ceramic tile basics, at a price that is unsurpassed.
‎2010
7
Working with Tile
Advances in technology and research have brought new installation products and tools to the market.
Tom Meehan, Lane Meehan, 2011
8
Tile Idea Book
As tile becomes a more affordable building material, more people are using it in their homes, and this book presents dozens of ideas for effectively utilizing tile in bathrooms, kitchens, entries, and even mudrooms. Original.
Andrew Wormer, 2005
9
The Greek Tile Works at Corinth: The Site and the Finds
A series of kilns at ancient Corinth known as the Tile Works are given final publication in this long-awaited book, based on excavations conducted in 1939 and 1940 (as war was closing in) by Carl Roebuck and Arthur Parsons, and renewed ...
Gloria S. Merker, 2006
10
Complete tile
A photo gallery of a wide variety of tiles and complete installation requirements are included in this easy-to-read volume.
Steve Cory, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TILE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tile is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tile Shop comparable-store sales on the rise, tops Wall Street …
PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Tile Shop Holdings reported a 17 percent jump in second-quarter profit as comparable-store sales grew. That net income was in line with ... «Fox Business, Jul 15»
2
7 Darling DIY Decor Projects that Use Leftover Tile
Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can ... «Utica Observer Dispatch, Jul 15»
3
Interface Inc (TILE) Files Form 4 Insider Selling : John R Wells Sells …
Interface Inc (TILE): John R Wells , Sr. Vice President of Interface Inc sold 4,444 shares on Jul 1, 2015. The Insider selling transaction was disclosed on Jul 2, ... «Insider Trading Report, Jul 15»
4
Topps Tiles says seamless multichannel shopping is key to its strategy
Topps Tiles today underlined the strategic importance of giving its customer a convenient shopping experience across channels. The tile and flooring retailer ... «InternetRetailing.net, May 15»
5
Why Tile Shop Holdings Inc. Stock Popped Today
What's happening: Shares of Tile Shop Holdings (NASDAQ:TTS) were up 16% as of 11 a.m. Tuesday after the company announced better-than-expected ... «Motley Fool, Apr 15»
6
Ceramic tile: How it's made and what's new
Ceramic tile is becoming increasingly popular in new-home construction, as well as remodels and renovations. Interestingly, this handsome and easy care ... «SouthCoastToday.com, Apr 15»
7
Parent company for tile plant steps forward
Gruppo Concorde, the parent firm of UST Inc., was announced as the company that will build an $80-million, 600,000-square-foot porcelain tile manufacturing ... «Columbia Daily Herald, Mar 15»
8
The Block Triple Threat's tile style wars
Glossy black tiles made a big statement, which judge Neale Whitaker said oozed ... The miscalculation was exacerbated by their use of an expensive marble tile. «The Sunshine Coast Daily, Feb 15»
9
Tile Shop Holdings Inc. Q4 Earnings: Key Takeaways for Investors
"All things tile" retailer Tile Shop Holdings (NASDAQ:TTS) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014 on Feb. 17, and in short, it was ... «Motley Fool, Feb 15»
10
Windows 10 Mobile: New tile sizes bring a whole new dynamic to …
In Windows Phone 8.1, there are three main tile sizes which you can use on the Start Screen. Small, Medium and Wide. In this early build of Windows 10 Mobile, ... «WinBeta, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tile [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tile>. Jun 2020 ».
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