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ceiling Explained

ceiling at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


ceiling at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1348, celynge, "paneling, any interior surface of a building," from M.Fr. celer "to conceal, cover with paneling" from L. celare (see conceal), probably influenced by L. c?ilum "heaven, sky." Colloquial phrase hit the ceiling "lose one's temper" is 1914. ///

ceiling at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S3 n [C] [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: ceil 'to provide with a ceiling' (16-20 centuries), probably from Latin caelare 'to cut into a surface']//
1 the inner surface of the top part of a room: roof// --rooms with high ceilings// --a light hanging from the ceiling//
2 the largest number or amount of something that is officially allowed: ceiling of// --a public spending ceiling of [hA124]240 bn// impose/set/put a ceiling (on sth) // --The government imposed a ceiling on imports of foreign cars.// raise/lower the ceiling (on sth) //
3 technical the greatest height an aircraft can fly at or the level of the clouds: glass ceiling//

ceiling at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Overhead surface of a room, and the underside of a floor or roof. Suspended ceilings, which hang from the beams above, are used to conceal construction, mechanical equipment, wiring, and light fixtures. During the Renaissance, ceilings were often coffered (see coffer), vaulted (see vault), or transformed into one large framed painting.

ceiling at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

182 Moby Thesaurus words for "ceiling":
CAT, acme, aerospace, aerosphere, air hole, air pocket, airspace,
all, altitude, altitude peak, apogee, atmospheric visibility,
automatic control, blast-off, border line, bottom price, bound,
boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, break boundary,
breakoff point, bump, burn, burnout, business index, ceiling price,
ceiling unlimited, circumscription, clarity, clearness, climax,
compass, confine, conspicuity, conspicuousness,
consumer price index, cost-of-living index, crosswind, crown,
crystal-clearness, cutoff, cutoff point, deadline, definiteness,
definition, delimitation, demand curve, descent, determinant,
distinctness, division line, eaves, elevation, eminence,
empty space, end, end of burning, evidence, evidentness,
exaltation, extreme, extremity, favorable wind, finish, flight,
floor, floor price, fog, front, frontier, hauteur, head wind,
hedge, height, heighth, high visibility, high-pressure area,
high-water mark, highest degree, highness, hole, housetop,
ignition, impact, inflation, inflationary spiral, interface,
ionosphere, jetstream, lantern, launch, lift-off, limen, limit,
limitation, limiting factor, line, line of demarcation, loftiness,
low visibility, low-pressure area, low-water mark, lower limit,
manifestness, march, mark, maximum, mete, ne plus ultra,
nth degree, obviousness, overcast, overhead, patentness, peak,
penthouse, percipi, perpendicular distance, pinnacle, plafond,
plainness, pocket, price ceiling, price index, price level,
prominence, ridgepole, rising prices, rocket launching, roof,
roof garden, roof-deck, roofage, roofing, roofpole, rooftop,
rooftree, roughness, seeing, shingles, shoot, shot, skylight,
slates, soup, space, start, starting line, starting point, stature,
stratosphere, sublimity, substratosphere, summit, tail wind,
tallness, target date, term, terminal date, terminus, the whole,
threshold, tiles, time allotment, top, top price, toploftiness,
trajectory, tropopause, troposphere, trough, turbulence,
upper limit, utmost, utmost extent, uttermost, velocity peak,
visibility, visibility unlimited, visibility zero

Ceiling at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

, proposition, position, proposal, presumption, belief, conjecture, guess, speculation, rough guess, shot in the dark*, suspicion.[N] (Certainty): certainty, necessity, certitude, surety, assurance, infallibility, indubitableness, inevitableness.

[N] (Belief): belief, credence, credit, assurance, faith, trust, troth, confiden

ceiling at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


1 the top inside surface of a room:
She lay on her back staring up at the ceiling. * a large room with a high ceiling * The walls and ceiling were painted white.

2 the highest limit or amount of sth:
price ceilings
compare FLOOR

3 (technical) the greatest height at which a particular aircraft is able to fly:
an aircraft with a ceiling of 20 000 feet

Ceiling at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ceiling \Ceil"ing\, n. [See {Cell}, v. t.]
1. (Arch.)
(a) The inside lining of a room overhead; the under side
of the floor above; the upper surface opposite to the
(b) The lining or finishing of any wall or other surface,
with plaster, thin boards, etc.; also, the work when

2. (Naut.) The inner planking of a vessel.

{Camp ceiling}. See under {Camp}.

{Ceiling boards}, Thin narrow boards used to ceil with.

Ceil \Ceil\ (s[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ceiled} (s[=e]ld); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Ceiling}.] [From an older noun, fr. F. ciel
heaven, canopy, fr. L. caelum heaven, vault, arch, covering;
cf. Gr. koi^los hollow.]
1. To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof of; to
furnish with a ceiling; as, to ceil a room.

The greater house he ceiled with fir tree. --2
Chron. iii. 5

2. To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster,
stucco, thin boards, or the like.

ceiling at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the overhead upper surface of a room; "he hated painting the
2: (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds
3: an upper limit on what is allowed; "they established a cap
for prices" [syn: {cap}]
4: maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified

ceiling at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » ceiling|lang=enm, from Inter: term » ceil||to cover|lang=enm + Inter: term » -ing|lang=enm.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈsiːlɪŋ/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-ceiling.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-ceiling.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • : Inter: rhymes » iːlɪŋ


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The surface that bounds the upper limit of a room.
    1. : the dining room had an ornate ceiling
    2. The upper limit of an object or action.
    3. : price ceilings
    4. Inter: aviatio » n The highest altitude at which an aircraft may fly.
    5. Inter: mathematic » s The smallest integer greater than or equal to a given number.
    6. : the ceiling of 4.5 is 5, the ceiling of -4.5 is -4

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from ceiling

  • cathedral ceiling
  • dropped ceiling

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • flight ceiling
    • glass ceiling

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • hit the ceiling

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    * floor


    Inter: trans-top » upper limit of room
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سقف|m|tr=saqf
    • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|سقف|g=m|tr=saqf|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|առաստաղ|tr=aṙastaġ, Inter: qualifier » rare Inter: t- » hy|առիք|tr=aṙikʿ
    • : Old Armenian: Inter: tø » xcl|ձեղուն|tr=jełun|sc=Armn
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|столь|m|tr=stol’|sc=Cyrl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|таван|m|tr=taván
    • Inter: trreq » my
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|sostre|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|天花板|tr=tiānhuābǎn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|天棚|tr=tiānpéng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|strop|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|loft|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|plafond|n, Inter: t- » nl|zoldering|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|plafono
    • Inter: trreq » et
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|loft|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|katto, Inter: t+ » fi|sisäkatto
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|plafond|m
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|teito|m
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ჭერი|sc=Geor|tr=čeri
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Decke|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|οροφή|f|tr=orofí, Inter: t+ » el|ταβάνι|n|tr=taváni
    • Inter: trreq » gu
    • Inter: trreq » he
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|छत|f|tr=chat|sc=Deva
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|mennyezet
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|loft|n
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|plafono
    • Indonesian: langit-langit
    • Interlingue: Inter: t- » ie|plafon
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|soffitto|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|天井|tr=てんじょう, tenjō
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ពិតាន|tr=pidaan|sc=Khmr
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|천장|tr=cheonjang|sc=Kore, (Inter: t- » ko|天障|sc=Kore)
    • Inter: trreq » lo

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|grīsti, Inter: tø » ltg|viersejuo greida
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|griesti
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|lubos
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|таван|m|tr=távan
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|siling
  • Inter: trreq » ml
  • Inter: trreq » mt
  • Inter: trreq » mr
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|tak|n
  • Inter: trreq » nov
  • Inter: trreq » oc
  • Inter: trreq » or
  • Inter: trreq » ps
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|سقف|tr=saqf|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|sufit|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|teto|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|plafon|n, Inter: t+ » ro|tavan|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|потолок|m|tr=potolók
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|mullach|m
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|плафон|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|строп|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|plafon|m, Inter: t- » sh|strop|m
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|strop|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|strop|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|techo|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|dari
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tak
  • Inter: trreq » te
  • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|เพดาน|tr=paydaan|sc=Thai
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|tavan
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|стеля|f|tr=stélja|sc=Cyrl
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|چھت|f|tr=chat|sc=ur-Arab
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|trần
  • Inter: trreq » vo
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|nenfwd|m, Inter: t- » cy|nenfydau|p

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » altitude
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|таван|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|lakikorkeus
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|υψόμετρο|n|tr=ipsómetro

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ពិតាន|tr=pidaan|sc=Khmr
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|teto|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|потолок|m|tr=potolók

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » smallest integer
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|horní celá část|f
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|partie entière par excès|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|天井関数|tr=tenjō kansū|sc=Jpan

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|tak|n
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|sufit|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


  • Inter: present participle of » ceil

  • Translation: az » ceiling
    Translation: cs » ceiling
    Translation: de » ceiling
    Translation: et » ceiling
    Translation: el » ceiling
    Translation: es » ceiling
    Translation: eo » ceiling
    Translation: eu » ceiling
    Translation: fa » ceiling
    Translation: fr » ceiling
    Translation: gl » ceiling
    Translation: ko » ceiling
    Translation: io » ceiling
    Translation: it » ceiling
    Translation: kn » ceiling
    Translation: ku » ceiling
    Translation: lo » ceiling
    Translation: lt » ceiling
    Category: jbo:ceiling -
    Translation: hu » ceiling
    Translation: mg » ceiling
    Translation: ml » ceiling
    Translation: my » ceiling
    Translation: nl » ceiling
    Translation: pl » ceiling
    Translation: pt » ceiling
    Category: simple:ceiling -
    Translation: sr » ceiling
    Translation: fi » ceiling
    Translation: sv » ceiling
    Translation: ta » ceiling
    Translation: te » ceiling
    Translation: vi » ceiling
    Translation: zh » ceiling