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Definition of "ceiling" []

  • The upper interior surface of a room. (noun)
  • Material used to cover this surface. (noun)
  • Something resembling a ceiling: a ceiling of leaves over the arbor. (noun)
  • An upper limit, especially as set by regulation: wage and price ceilings. (noun)
  • The highest altitude under particular weather conditions from which the ground is still visible. (noun)

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 "ceiling" in a sentence
  • "The term "ceiling" is supposed to be exactly that; a ceiling. jgg."
  • "Telling people how you found Jesus in the paint on your ceiling is the surest way to get yourself blackballed from all future parties but go on a 30-minute explanation of how you have been shooting up pregnant-lady urine to lose weight and everyone is all ears."
  • "The shower head in the ceiling is a great idea that brings out beauty in the bathroom."