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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ceil·ing /ˈsilɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ceil·ing, n.
 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.