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Noun: ceiling  see-ling
  1. The overhead upper surface of a covered space
    "he hated painting the ceiling"
  2. (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds
  3. An upper limit on what is allowed
    "he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him";
    - roof, cap
  4. Maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)
Verb: ceil  seel
Usage: archaic
  1. To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or the like
  2. To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof of; to furnish with a ceiling; as, to ceil a room

Sounds like: sealing, seeling

Derived forms: ceilings

Type of: altitude, control, height, upper surface

Part of: hall, hallway, room

Encyclopedia: Ceiling