Ceil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ceiled p. pr. & vb. n. Ceiling.]
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.
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.
n 1: the overhead upper surface of a room; "he hated painting the
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
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.