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 for Tile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tile \Tile\, v. t. [See 2d Tiler.]
     To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile
     a Masonic lodge.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tile \Tile\, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L.
     tegula, from tegere to cover. See Thatch, and cf.
     Tegular.]
     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.
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     2. (Arch.)
        (a) A small slab of marble or other material used for
            flooring.
        (b) A plate of metal used for roofing.
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     3. (Metal.) A small, flat piece of dried earth or
        earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are
        fused.
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     4. A draintile.
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     5. A stiff hat. [Colloq.] --Dickens.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tile \Tile\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tiled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tiling.]
     1. To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.
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     2. Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.
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              The muscle, sinew, and vein,
              Which tile this house, will come again. --Donne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tile
      n 1: a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or
           linoleum) used to cover surfaces
      2: a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing [syn: tile,
         roofing tile]
      3: game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with
         characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble,
         etc.
      v 1: cover with tiles; "tile the wall and the floor of the
           bathroom"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "tile":
     Tarmac, Tarvia, adobe, ashlar, asphalt, biscuit, bisque, bitumen,
     bituminous macadam, blacktop, board, bowl, brick,
     bricks and mortar, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, china,
     clapboard, clinker, cobble, cobblestone, concrete,
     covering materials, crock, crockery, curb, curbing, curbstone,
     edgestone, enamelware, face, ferroconcrete, firebrick, flag,
     flagging, flagstone, flooring, glass, glaze, gravel, jug, kerb,
     kerbstone, lath, lath and plaster, macadam, masonry, mortar, paper,
     pavement, pavestone, paving, paving material, paving stone, plank,
     plasters, porcelain, pot, pottery, prestressed concrete,
     refractory, revet, road metal, roofage, roofing, shake, sheathe,
     shingle, siding, slate, stone, tarmacadam, thatch, tiling, urn,
     vase, veneer, wall in, wall up, walling, wallpaper, washboard,
     weatherboard
  
  

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