(Tile), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tiled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tiling.]
1. To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.
2. Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.
The muscle, sinew, and vein,Donne.
Which tile this house, will come again.
(Tile"-drain`) v. t. To drain by means of tiles; to furnish with a tile drain.
(Tile"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A large, edible, deep-water food fish (Lopholatilus chamæleonticeps) more or
less thickly covered with large, round, yellow spots.
It was discovered off the Eastern coast of the United States in 1880, and was abundant in 1881, but is
believed to have become extinct in 1882.
(Til"er) n. A man whose occupation is to cover buildings with tiles. Bancroft.
(Til"er), n. [Of uncertain origin, but probably from E. tile, n.] A doorkeeper or attendant at a lodge
of Freemasons. [Written also tyler.]
(Til"er*y) n.; pl. Tileries [From Tile; cf. F. tuilerie, fr. tuile a tile, L. tegula.] A place where
tiles are made or burned; a tile kiln.
1. (Geol.) A kind of laminated shale or sandstone belonging to some of the layers of the Upper Silurian.
2. A tile of stone.
(Til`i*a"ceous) a. [OE. tilia the linden tree.] (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural
order of plants (Tiliaceæ) of which the linden (Tilia) is the type. The order includes many plants which
furnish a valuable fiber, as the jute.
1. A surface covered with tiles, or composed of tiles.
They . . . let him down through the tiling.Luke v. 19.