Tile drain, a drain made of tiles.Tile earth, a species of strong, clayey earth; stiff and stubborn land. [Prov. Eng.] — Tile kiln, a kiln in which tiles are burnt; a tilery.Tile ore(Min.), an earthy variety of cuprite.Tile red, light red like the color of tiles or bricks.Tile tea, a kind of hard, flat brick tea. See Brick tea, under Brick.

(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,
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.

(Tile"stone`) n.

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.

(Til"ing) n.

1. A surface covered with tiles, or composed of tiles.

They . . . let him down through the tiling.
Luke v. 19.

1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for ornamental mantel works.

2. (Arch.) (a) A small slab of marble or other material used for flooring. (b) A plate of metal used for roofing.

3. (Metal.) A small, flat piece of dried earth or earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused.

4. A draintile.

5. A stiff hat. [Colloq.] Dickens.

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