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Definition of "ceil" []

  • To provide or cover with a ceiling. (verb-transitive)
  • Nautical To provide (a ship) with interior planking or lining. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ceil" in a sentence
  • ""We're locked in some kind of holding ceil, probably awaiting orders.""
  • "The owls knew how to launch their bombs upward against an opponent pinned against the ceil - ing, so "upsmanship" was not the only strategy."
  • "Most newer CPUs have various built in functions for round, floor and ceil all of which are variants of the standard round we all know."