tile and tiling

   A slab of hard material such as baked clay or plastic, laid in rows to cover walls, floors, and roofs. It is thin, and either flat, textured or in low-relief. It may either be single or considered as a group.

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  • Tile — For other uses, see Tile (disambiguation). Decorative tilework in Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran early 17th century A tile is a manufactured piece of hard wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. Tiles are generally …   Wikipedia

  • Tiling puzzle — Tiling puzzles are puzzles involving two dimensional packing problems in which a number of flat shapes have to be assembled into a larger given shape without overlaps (and often without gaps). Some tiling puzzles ask you to dissect a given shape… …   Wikipedia

  • Tiling — Tile Tile, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tiling}.] 1. To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles. [1913 Webster] The muscle, sinew, and vein, Which tile this house, will come again …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tile´like´ — tile «tyl», noun, verb, tiled, til|ing. –n. 1. a) a thin piece of baked clay, often glazed and decorated, used for covering roofs, paving floors, lining walls, and ornamenting. b) any one of various similar thin pieces of plastic, rubber,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tile — Tile, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tiling}.] 1. To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles. [1913 Webster] The muscle, sinew, and vein, Which tile this house, will come again.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tiling window manager — In computing, a tiling window manager is a window manager with an organization of the screen into mutually non overlapping frames, as opposed to the more popular approach of coordinate based stacking of overlapping objects (windows) that tries to …   Wikipedia

  • tile — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tigele, from Latin tegula tile; akin to Latin tegere to cover more at thatch Date: before 12th century 1. plural tiles or tile a. a flat or curved piece of fired clay,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tiling by regular polygons — Plane tilings by regular polygons have been widely used since antiquity. The first systematic mathematical treatment was that of Kepler in Harmonices Mundi . Regular tilings Following Grünbaum and Shephard (section 1.3), a tiling is said to be… …   Wikipedia

  • tile — tilelike, adj. /tuyl/, n., v., tiled, tiling. n. 1. a thin slab or bent piece of baked clay, sometimes painted or glazed, used for various purposes, as to form one of the units of a roof covering, floor, or revetment. 2. any of various similar… …   Universalium

  • tile — [[t]ta͟ɪl[/t]] tiles, tiling, tiled 1) N VAR Tiles are flat, square pieces of baked clay, carpet, cork, or other substance, which are fixed as a covering onto a floor or wall. Amy s shoes squeaked on the tiles as she walked down the corridor...… …   English dictionary


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