• The overhead closure of a room.
  • The upper limit of an object or action.
  • The highest altitude at which an aircraft can safely maintain flight.
  • The measurement of visible distance from ground or sea level to an overcast cloud cover; under a clear sky, the ceiling measurement is identified as "unlimited."
  • The smallest integer greater than or equal to a given number.
  • The inner planking of a vessel.
  • The maximum permitted level in a financial transaction.
  • The overhead interior surface that covers the upper limits of a room.


  • Present participle of ceil


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  • From Middle English celing ("paneling; (bed) cover or hanging"), from celen (from Old French celer ("to conceal")) + -ing.

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