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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ceiling  \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 
  floor. 
  b  The  lining  or  finishing  of  any  wall  or  other  surface, 
  with  plaster,  thin  boards,  etc.;  also  the  work  when 
  done 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  The  inner  planking  of  a  vessel. 
 
  {Camp  ceiling}.  See  under  {Camp}. 
 
  {Ceiling  boards},  Thin  narrow  boards  used  to  ceil  with 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ceil  \Ceil\  (s[=e]l),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ceiled}  (s[=e]ld);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Ceiling}.]  [From  an  older  noun  fr  F.  ciel 
  heaven,  canopy,  fr  L.  caelum  heaven,  vault,  arch,  covering; 
  cf  Gr  koi^los  hollow.] 
  1.  To  overlay  or  cover  the  inner  side  of  the  roof  of  to 
  furnish  with  a  ceiling;  as  to  ceil  a  room 
 
  The  greater  house  he  ceiled  with  fir  tree.  --2 
  Chron.  iii.  5 
 
  2.  To  line  or  finish  a  surface,  as  of  a  wall,  with  plaster, 
  stucco,  thin  boards,  or  the  like 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ceiling 
  n  1:  the  overhead  inside  lining  of  a  room  "he  hated  painting  the 
  ceiling" 
  2:  (meteorology)  altitude  of  the  lowest  layer  of  clouds 
  3:  an  upper  limit  on  what  is  allowed:  "they  established  a  cap 
  for  prices"  [syn:  {cap}] 
  4:  maximum  altitude  at  which  a  plane  can  fly  (under  specified 
  conditions) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ceiling 
  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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