We installed new tile in the kitchen. Verb
We hired him to tile the bathroom floor.
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The round brush can scrub soap scum from bathtubs, the pointed brush can tackle hard water stains on grout lines, and the flat tools can clean tiles and glass doors, for instance.—Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 The adobe has had several updates since López de Lowther’s father bought it, including a kitchen, bathroom and fireplaces — much of it with tile, fixtures and hardware from López de Lowther’s travels to Mexico, Spain and France, according to documents found at the San Gabriel Historical Assn.—Yvonne Condes, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 The spacecraft was covered in thousands of ceramic tiles to protect its stainless-steel structure from the heat of reentry.—Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 18 Nov. 2023 Anti-gentrification rules are so strict that in some neighborhoods, luxury renovations such as walk-in showers, balconies or cement tiles are turned down.—Bertrand Benoit, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 The outside is faux-rustic, capped with terra-cotta roof tiles.—Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 The lower floor also includes a den, a laundry room, and two vintage bathrooms, one swaddled in lavender tile and the other with turquoise tile work around the tub/shower.—Mark David, Robb Report, 11 Nov. 2023 Mosaic Tiles Mosaic tile designs have been around for centuries.—Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Nov. 2023 Each has a shower-tub combination with a gray ceramic tile shower surround and flooring.—Benjamin C Tankersley, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023
Introduction In 1961, the logician Hao Wang conjectured that if a set of shapes tiles the plane, then the shapes must be able to tile the plane periodically.—Quanta Magazine, 30 Oct. 2023 Surprisingly, every triangle can tile the plane, and even more surprisingly, so can every quadrilateral.—Quanta Magazine, 30 Oct. 2023 Israel has fractured Biden’s coalition a bit more, as polling shows Democrats tiling more toward the Palestinians in recent years.—W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, 19 Oct. 2023 The polychrome theme continues indoors in kaleidoscopic floor patterns, a wall tiled with the colors of every Latin American flag, and an immense mural by Aurelio del Muro and Marta Blair.—Wes Tarca, Curbed, 12 Jan. 2023 The entrance gallery is tiled with Carrara marble; the circular staircase is lined with mirror-polished mahogany; and the small ensuite bedroom on the main floor, which spills out to a 36-foot-long terrace, is swaddled in Ultrasuede wall coverings.—Mark David, Robb Report, 12 Sep. 2023 Today, mathematicians still don’t know which shapes can tile three or more dimensions with the smallest possible surface area.—Jordana Cepelewicz, Quanta Magazine, 10 Feb. 2023 The floor is tiled in travertine and cross-sections of wood.—Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 15 Aug. 2023 Pop-up windows can be tiled by pressing and holding the top of the pop-up window and dragging it to the side where it can then be tiled.—Iyaz Akhtar, PCMAG, 15 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English tigele, from Latin tegula tile; akin to Latin tegere to cover — more at thatch
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a