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TILE, noun [Latin tegula; tego, to cover; Eng. to deck.]

1. A plate or piece of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings.

The pins for fastening tiles are made of oak or fir.

2. In metallurgy, a small flat piece of dried earth, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused.

3. A piece of baked clay used in drains.

TILE, verb transitive To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.

1. To cover, as tiles.

The muscle, sinew and vein.

Which tile this house, will come again.