ceiling definition

  • noun:
    • top of the interior area of a space.
    • information used to cover this area.
    • anything resembling a ceiling: a ceiling of leaves over the arbor.
    • An upper limitation, specially because set by regulation: wage and cost ceilings.
    • The highest altitude under specific climate conditions from which the bottom is still visible.
    • The height associated with the cheapest level of clouds.
    • Absolute roof.
    • Nautical The planking applied to the inside framework of a ship.
    • The surface that bounds the top of limit of a space.
    • The upper restriction of an object or action.
    • the greatest height of which an aircraft may fly.
    • the littlest integer higher than or corresponding to certain quantity.
    • The inside liner of a-room overhead; the under side of the flooring above; the upper surface contrary towards the flooring.
    • the liner or finishing of every wall surface or other area, with plaster, thin panels, etc.; also, the work when done.
    • The inner planking of a vessel.
    • A canopy; hangings; properly, hangings overhead, but by extension also side-hangings; tapestry.
    • the inside overhead area of a flat, frequently created of a lining of some kind attached into underneath side of joists giving support to the floor above, or even to rafters; the horizontal or curved area of an interior, opposite the ground. In ordinary modern-day buildings most commonly it is done with or formed of lath-and-plaster work.
    • Wainscoting; wainscot.
    • The lining of planks within a ship's framework.
    • maximum altitude where an airplane can fly (under specific problems)
    • (meteorology) altitude of this lowest level of clouds
    • an upper limit on what is allowed
    • the overhead upper area of a covered area
  • verb:
    • Present participle of ceil.

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