Associations to the word «Ceiling»


CEILING, noun. The surface that bounds the upper limit of a room.
CEILING, noun. The upper limit of an object or action.
CEILING, noun. (aviation) The highest altitude at which an aircraft may fly.
CEILING, noun. (mathematics) The smallest integer greater than or equal to a given number.
CEILING, noun. (nautical) The inner planking of a vessel.
CEILING, verb. Present participle of ceil
CEILING FAN, noun. A fan fixture attached to a ceiling, sometimes with a built-in light.
CEILING FANS, noun. Plural of ceiling fan
CEILING FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) Function that maps a real number to the smallest next integer.
CEILING FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of ceiling function

Dictionary definition

CEILING, noun. The overhead upper surface of a covered space; "he hated painting the ceiling".
CEILING, noun. (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds.
CEILING, noun. An upper limit on what is allowed; "he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him"; "there was a roof on salaries"; "they established a cap for prices".
CEILING, noun. Maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions).

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