What does ceiling mean?

Definitions for ceiling
ˈsi lɪŋceil·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ceiling.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ceiling(noun)

    the overhead upper surface of a covered space

    "he hated painting the ceiling"

  2. ceiling(noun)

    (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds

  3. ceiling, roof, cap(noun)

    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. ceiling(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. ceiling(Noun)

    The surface that bounds the upper limit of a room.

    the dining room had an ornate ceiling

    Etymology: From ceiling, from ceil + -ing.

  2. ceiling(Noun)

    The upper limit of an object or action.

    price ceilings

    Etymology: From ceiling, from ceil + -ing.

  3. ceiling(Noun)

    The highest altitude at which an aircraft may fly.

    Etymology: From ceiling, from ceil + -ing.

  4. ceiling(Noun)

    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

    Etymology: From ceiling, from ceil + -ing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceiling

    of Ceil

    Etymology: [See Cell, v. t.]

  2. Ceiling(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Cell, v. t.]

  3. Ceiling(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Cell, v. t.]

  4. Ceiling(verb)

    the inner planking of a vessel

    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

How to pronounce ceiling?

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How to say ceiling in sign language?

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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. Bill Clinton:

    Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it.

  2. Linn Huang:

    While the products themselves are more iterative than revolutionary — same basic design — Apple's strategy in raising the spec ceiling should prove to be a prudent one, since 2015, the entire all-in-one category has contracted each year. A continued shift toward mobility has been a primary inhibitor for this form factor, but options and economics play a large role as well.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Whenever you do begin to love someone open up and flow, speak your heart and let the person know, because it's about exchange of feeling even if one is uptight and the other is kneeling, don't crawl, jump hit the ceiling. Don't think simply link, acknowledge & look into the eyes, smile at your lover and MickeyMize.

  4. Theodore Johnson:

    I think that That Sanders black support this cycle looks a lot like That Sanders black support in 2016. It tends to be geographically dispersed and stem from younger black voters who usually lean to the left on a range of policy issues, i don't want to say that That Sanders has hit a ceiling, but That Sanders seems to have found That Sanders constituency, and it's similar to what it was four years ago. The question is : Can That Sanders increase That Sanders share of the black vote through turnout instead of through converting older black voters ?

  5. Jason Chaffetz:

    Personally I don't want to see the budget caps busted, and if we're going to raise the debt ceiling, I personally would like to see more major reforms.

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