Definition of Ceiling

1. Noun. The overhead upper surface of a covered space. "He hated painting the ceiling"

Group relationships: Hall, Hallway, Room
Specialized synonyms: Overhead
Generic synonyms: Upper Surface

2. Noun. (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds.
Generic synonyms: Altitude, Height
Category relationships: Meteorology

3. Noun. An upper limit on what is allowed. "They established a cap for prices"
Exact synonyms: Cap, Roof
Generic synonyms: Control
Specialized synonyms: Glass Ceiling
Derivative terms: Cap

4. Noun. Maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions).
Generic synonyms: Altitude, Height
Specialized synonyms: Absolute Ceiling, Combat Ceiling, Service Ceiling

Definition of Ceiling

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

Definition of Ceiling

1. Noun. The surface that bounds the upper limit of a room. ¹

2. Noun. The upper limit of an object or action. ¹

3. Noun. (aviation) The highest altitude at which an aircraft may fly. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) The smallest integer greater than or equal to a given number. ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of ceil) ¹

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Definition of Ceiling

1. the overhead lining of a room [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceiling

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Literary usage of Ceiling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Druggist (1885)
"The ceiling of this store is roughly plastered in relief, and painted in light ... Along the walls, just under the ceiling, runs a frieze of similar design, ..."

2. Six Months in Italy by George Stillman Hillard (1860)
"The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is flat in the centre and curved at the sides. ... The curved portion of the ceiling is divided into triangular ..."

3. Belgium and Holland, Including the Grandduchy of Luxembourg: Handbook for by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1901)
"The ceiling-painting, representing the gods in Olympus, ... The ceiling and wall paintings by Count J. de Lalaing (1893) illustrate the civic community: ..."

4. Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings by Edward Sylvester Morse (1886)
"In my remarks on house-construction, reference was made to the ceiling and the way in which it is made and held in place, the form of ceiling there ..."

5. Monuments of the Early Church by Walter Lowrie (1901)
"Middle Ages the flat ceiling was not retained, because it was no longer -in keeping with the lines to which people had become accustomed in Romanesque and ..."

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