Etymology 1


ceil (third-person singular simple present ceils, present participle ceiling, simple past and past participle ceiled)

(transitive) To line or finish (a surface, such as a wall), with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or similar.

(mathematics) To set a higher bound.

Etymology 2


ceil (plural ceils)

(poetic) a ceiling

Etymology 3



(math) Abbreviation of ceiling.


• -icle, Celi, ICLE, ILEC, Icel., ciel, lice

Source: Wiktionary

Ceil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ceiled; p. pr. & vb. n. Ceiling.] Etym: [From an older noun, fr. F. ciel heaven, canopy, fr. L. carlum heaven, vault, arch, covering; cf. Gr.

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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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