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Meaning of CEILING

Pronunciation:  'seeling

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

CEILING is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cap
 See Also: absolute ceiling, altitude, combat ceiling, control, hall, hallway, height, overhead, room, service ceiling, upper surface



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a ceiling in your dream, represents a mental or spiritual perspective.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the covering (1 Kings 7:3,7) of the inside roof and walls of a house with planks of wood (2 Chr. 3:5; Jer. 22:14). Ceilings were sometimes adorned with various ornaments in stucco, gold, silver, gems, and ivory. The ceilings of the temple and of Solomon's palace are described 1 Kings 6:9, 15; 7:3; 2 Chr. 3:5,9.

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