Tile in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is tile a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word tile is a Scrabble US word. The word tile is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

T1I1L1E1

Is tile a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word tile is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

T1I1L1E1

Is tile a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word tile is a Words With Friends word. The word tile is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

T1I1L2E1

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Valid words made from Tile

You can make 17 words from 'tile' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'tile'

LITE 4TEIL 4
TILE 4 

3 letters words from 'tile'

ELT 3LEI 3
LET 3LIE 3
LIT 3TEL 3
TIE 3TIL 3

2 letters words from 'tile'

EL 2ET 2
IT 2LI 2
TE 2TI 2

All 4 letters words made out of tile

tile itle tlie ltie ilte lite tiel itel teil etil ietl eitl tlei ltei teli etli leti elti ilet liet ielt eilt leit elit

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word tile. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in tile.

Definitions and meaning of tile

tile

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taɪl/
  • Rhymes: -aɪl

Etymology 1

From Middle English tile, tyle, tigel, tiȝel, teȝele, from Old English tieġle, tiġle, tiġele (tile; brick), from Proto-Germanic *tigulǭ (tile), from Latin tēgula. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Tichel (tile), West Frisian teil, tegel, tichel (tile), Dutch tichel, tegel (tile), German Ziegel (brick; tile), Danish tegl (brick), Swedish tegel (brick; tile), Icelandic tigl (tile; brick). Doublet of tegula.

Noun

tile (plural tiles)

  1. A regularly-shaped slab of clay or other material, affixed to cover or decorate a surface, as in a roof-tile, glazed tile, stove tile, carpet tile etc.
  2. (computing) A rectangular graphic.
  3. Any of various flat cuboid playing pieces used in certain games, such as dominoes, Scrabble, or mahjong.
  4. (dated) A stiff hat.
    • 1865, Charles Dickens, Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions, Chapter III
      Tile - Tile, a Hat.
    • 1911, Charles Collins, Fred E. Terry and E.A. Sheppard, "Any Old Iron", British Music Hall song
      Dressed in style, brand-new tile, And your father's old green tie on.
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Bengali: টালি (ṭali)
  • Japanese: タイル (tairu)
  • Korean: 타일 (tail)
  • Nepali: टाइल (ṭāila)
  • Oriya: ଟାଇଲ୍ (ṭail)
Translations

Verb

tile (third-person singular simple present tiles, present participle tiling, simple past and past participle tiled)

  1. (transitive) To cover with tiles.
  2. (graphical user interface) To arrange in a regular pattern, with adjoining edges (applied to tile-like objects, graphics, windows in a computer interface).
  3. (computing theory) To optimize (a loop in program code) by means of the tiling technique.
Derived terms
  • tiler
Translations

Etymology 2

See tiler (doorkeeper at a Masonic lodge).

Alternative forms

  • tyle

Verb

tile (third-person singular simple present tiles, present participle tiling, simple past and past participle tiled)

  1. To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated.

Anagrams

  • -lite, IELT, Tiel, lite, teil, tiel

Irish

Etymology

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Noun

tile m (genitive singular tile, nominative plural tilí)

  1. (nautical, literary) board, plank (of boat)
  2. (nautical)
    1. sheets
    2. poop

Declension

Derived terms

Mutation

Further reading

  • "tile" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “tile” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “tile” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a carriage having two wheels.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)