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English noun: tile

1. tile (artifact) a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces


Broader (hypernym)slab


Narrower (hyponym)tessera


Part meronymtile roof

2. tile (substance) a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing


Synonymsroofing tile


Broader (hypernym)roofing material


Narrower (hyponym)hip tile, hipped tile, pantile, ridge tile


Substance holonymclay

3. tile (artifact) game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc.


Broader (hypernym)man, piece


English verb: tile

1. tile (contact) cover with tiles


SamplesTile the wall and the floor of the bathroom.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover


Narrower (hyponym)tessellate









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