from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To form into a mosaic pattern, as by using small squares of stone or glass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cover with tiles or stones, as a mosaic.
- v. Of a two-dimensional shape, such that multiple copies of itself placed edge to edge cover an area leaving no space between the shapes.
- v. To completely fill (an area) when multiple copies of one or more two-dimensional shapes are placed edge to edge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form into squares or checkers; to lay with checkered work.
- adj. Tessellated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the appearance of a mosaic pavement; made up of elements of such forms and arrangement as to produce the appearance of a mosaic pavement, as in the case of spicules of sponges and spines of echinoids which have their distal ends enlarged, flattened, of polygonal form, and closely arranged.
- n. Something having a tessellated appearance.
- To form by inlaying differently colored materials, as a pavement; hence, to variegate.
- In zoology, same as tessellated, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. tile with tesserae
- v. fit together exactly, of identical shapes
From Latin tessellātus, of small square stones, from tessella, small cube, diminutive of tessera, a square; see tessera.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)