/ taɪl; NAmE / noun , verb
a flat, usually square, piece of baked clay , carpet or other material that is used in rows for covering walls and floors :
ceramic floor tiles
a piece of baked clay that is used in rows for covering roofs
any of the small flat pieces that are used in particular board games
to cover a surface with tiles :
( computing ) to arrange several windows on a computer screen so that they fill the screen but do not cover each other
Old English tigele , from Latin tegula , from an Indo-European root meaning cover.