tile
Pronunciation Noun

tile (plural tiles)

  1. A regularly-shaped slab of clay or other material, affixed to cover or decorate a surface, as in a roof-tile, glazed tile, stove tile, carpet tile etc.
  2. (computing) A rectangular graphic.
    Each tile within Google Maps consists of 256 × 256 pixels.
    Sprites and tiles that are hidden in the prototype ROM file can be recovered.
  3. Any of various flat cuboid playing pieces used in certain games, such as dominoes, Scrabble, or mahjong.
  4. (dated) A stiff hat.
    • 1865, Charles Dickens, Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions, Chapter III
      Tile - Tile, a Hat.
    • 1911, Charles Collins, Fred E. Terry and E.A. Sheppard, "Any Old Iron", British Music Hall song
      Dressed in style, brand-new tile, And your father's old green tie on.
Translations Verb

tile (tiles, present participle tiling; past and past participle tiled)

  1. (transitive) To cover with tiles.
    The handyman tiled the kitchen.
    White marble tiled the bathroom.
  2. (GUI) To arrange in a regular pattern, with adjoining edges (applied to tile-like objects, graphics, windows in a computer interface).
  3. (comptheory) To optimize (a loop in program code) by means of the tiling technique.
Translations Translations Verb

tile (tiles, present participle tiling; past and past participle tiled)

  1. To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated.
    to tile a Masonic lodge
    tile the door



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