What does ceiling mean?

Definitions for ceiling
ˈsi lɪŋceil·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ceilingnoun

    the overhead upper surface of a covered space

    "he hated painting the ceiling"

  2. ceilingnoun

    (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds

  3. ceiling, roof, capnoun

    an upper limit on what is allowed

    "he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him"; "there was a roof on salaries"; "they established a cap for prices"

  4. ceilingnoun

    maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)

Wiktionary

  1. ceilingnoun

    The surface that bounds the upper limit of a room.

    the dining room had an ornate ceiling

  2. ceilingnoun

    The upper limit of an object or action.

    price ceilings

  3. ceilingnoun

    The highest altitude at which an aircraft may fly.

  4. ceilingnoun

    The smallest integer greater than or equal to a given number.

    the ceiling of 4.5 is 5, the ceiling of -4.5 is -4

  5. Etymology: From ceiling, from ceil + -ing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceiling

    of Ceil

  2. Ceilingverb

    the inside lining of a room overhead; the under side of the floor above; the upper surface opposite to the floor

  3. Ceilingverb

    the lining or finishing of any wall or other surface, with plaster, thin boards, etc.; also, the work when done

  4. Ceilingverb

    the inner planking of a vessel

  5. Etymology: [See Cell, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Ceiling

    A ceiling is an overhead interior surface that covers the upper limit of a room. It is not generally considered a structural element, but a finished surface concealing the underside of the floor or roof structure above. Ceilings are classified according to their appearance or construction. A cathedral ceiling is any tall ceiling area similar to those in a church. A dropped ceiling is one in which the finished surface is constructed anywhere from a few inches to several feet below the structure above it. This may be done for aesthetic purposes, such as achieving a desirable ceiling height; or practical purposes such as providing a space for HVAC or piping. An inverse of this would be a raised floor. A concave or barrel shaped ceiling is curved or rounded, usually for visual or acoustical value, while a coffered ceiling is divided into a grid of recessed square or octagonal panels, also called a "lacunar ceiling". A cove ceiling uses a curved plaster transition between wall and ceiling; it is named for cove molding, a molding with a concave curve. Ceilings have frequently been decorated with fresco painting, mosaic tiles and other surface treatments. While hard to execute a decorated ceiling has the advantage that it is largely protected from damage by fingers and dust. In the past, however, this was more than compensated for by the damage from smoke from candles or a fireplace. Many historic buildings have celebrated ceilings. Perhaps the most famous is the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ceiling

    The lining or planks on the inside of a ship's frame: these are placed on the flat of the floor, and carried up to the hold-beams. The term is a synonym of foot-waling (which see).

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ceiling' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4064

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ceiling' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3664

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ceiling' in Nouns Frequency: #1479

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceiling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceiling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ceiling in a Sentence

  1. Nobuyuki Nakahara:

    Oil prices are likely to keep falling due to slower Chinese growth and because the years of prices above $100 before the recent plunge were 'abnormal' historically, i would not be surprised if the price falls to as low as around $20... It is purely due to supply and demand. There is a ceiling for oil because high energy prices dampen economic growth.

  2. Susan Collins:

    PELOSI, SCHUMER MOCKED ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH ANGRY PARENTS MEMES AFTER THEIR PRIME TIME TRUMP REBUTTAL Sources tell Fox News that Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardnerremains worried about whether an extended shutdown and dysfunction in Washington could hurt the U.S.s credit rating, which is based on factors that include politics, monetary policy, economic indicators, and externalities. The county last lost its top-notch credit status in 2011 after Standard and Poors lowered it from AAA to AA +, amid a showdown over the debt ceiling. Gardner, a first-term senator, is up for re-election in 2020, and The Colorado Sun has said his seat is among the most vulnerable in Senate Minority. A poll conducted late last yearfound that Gardners favorability rating hovers near 43 percent. Hillary Clinton bested Trump by five percentage points during the 2016 presidential race in Colorado. Another Republican senator facing a tough re-election bid in 2020 in a state that went for Clinton in 2016, Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins, said Wednesday that Susan Collins had asked Trump at lunch to consider a compromise to end the shutdown. IN FIRST-EVER PRIME TIME OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS, TRUMP OFFERS COMPROMISE, LAMENTS BORDER CRISIS I suggested that we take a look at the package that we put together last February and brought to the floor as a possible compromise.

  3. Ellen Malcolm:

    In 2016, it is time to shatter that glass ceiling and put a woman in the White House, it is time to finish the job. We want Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States.

  4. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn:

    There's not going to be any clean debt ceiling increase, but obviously, there's going to be a big package, perhaps, of everything from tax extenders to appropriation bills and the like.

  5. Andy Jassy:

    I think it's scary for consumer confidence and for confidence in Amazon CEO Andy Jassy businesses and potential credit ratings if we don't make sure that we raise that debt ceiling.

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