What does ceiling mean?

Definitions for ceiling
ˈsi lɪŋceil·ing

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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

  2. ceiling(Noun)

    The upper limit of an object or action.

    price ceilings

  3. ceiling(Noun)

    The highest altitude at which an aircraft may fly.

  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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceiling

    of Ceil

  2. Ceiling(verb)

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

  3. Ceiling(verb)

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

  4. Ceiling(verb)

    the inner planking of a vessel

  5. Origin: [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.

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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. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh:

    An output ceiling has no benefit to us.

  2. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    The debt ceiling will be handled over a period of months.

  3. Kevin Minto:

    By the time they see it in a ceiling, there's been a fair amount of water.

  4. Mark Meadows:

    We will raise the debt ceiling, and there should n’t be any fear of that.

  5. John Alejandro King, a.k.a. The Covert Comic, www.covertcomic.com:

    Not only can you fall off the floor, you can land face first on the ceiling.

Images & Illustrations of ceiling

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