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n. slab of fired clay for covering roofs or lining walls or floors
v. pave, cover with tiles
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A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. Tiles are generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications. Less precisely, the modern term can refer to any sort of construction tile or similar object, such as rectangular counters used in playing games (see tile-based game). The word is derived from the French word tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin word tegula, meaning a roof tile composed of fired clay. Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complex mosaics. Tiles are most often made from porcelain, fired clay or ceramic with a hard glaze, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, metal, cork, and stone. Tiling stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used on walls than on floors, which require thicker, more durable surfaces.
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1. a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces
(part-holonym) tile roof
2. a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing
(synonym) roofing tile
(hypernym) roofing material
(hyponym) hip tile
1. cover with tiles; "tile the wall and the floor of the bathroom"
(derivation) roofing tile
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Rzecz. dachówka; płytka; kafel
Czas. wykładać kafelkami; pokrywać dachówką
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