ceil

verb
\ ˈsēl How to pronounce ceil (audio) \
ceiled; ceiling; ceils

Definition of ceil

transitive verb

1 : to furnish (something, such as a wooden ship) with a lining
2 : to furnish with a ceiling

First Known Use of ceil

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ceil

Middle English celen, from Medieval Latin celare, caelare, perhaps from Latin caelare to carve, from caelum chisel; akin to Latin caedere to cut

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“Ceil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceil. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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