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W. McKay (1957);
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Jane Turner (1996);
tile / tīl/ • n. a thin rectangular slab of baked clay, concrete, or other material, used in overlapping rows for covering roofs. ∎ a thin square slab of glazed ceramic, cork, linoleum, or other material for covering floors, walls, or other surfaces. ∎ a thin, flat piece used in Scrabble, mah-jongg, and certain other games. ∎ Math. a plane shape used in tiling. • v. [tr.] (usu. be tiled) cover (something) with tiles: the lobby was tiled in blue. ∎ Comput. arrange (two or more windows) on a computer screen so that they do not overlap.