Definition of ceil
1 : to furnish (something, such as a wooden ship) with a lining
2 : to furnish with a ceiling
Recent Examples of ceil from the Web
Why does a retailer that sells faucets and ceiling fans have an interest in futuristic exoskeletons?
The home has covered porches in the front, where the deep porch features ceiling fans, and in the rear.
Armed with a 94- to 98-mph fastball and a sharp breaking ball, Greene is among the highest-ceiling high school pitchers in recent memory.
The back porches both feature stone floors, ceiling fans and stone columns adding great ambiance.
Don’t stop at a thermostat—ceiling fans from Haiku can be sped up or slowed with your voice, and Coway’s Airmega air purifier can obey Alexa.
Adding finishing touches like ceiling fans and fireplaces enables families to spend more of the year outside.
Ceiling fans are in all the bedrooms and living areas.
Ceiling fans whirred softly inside the former antique mall in downtown Chesterton.
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Origin and Etymology of ceil
Middle English celen, from Medieval Latin celare, caelare, perhaps from Latin caelare to carve, from caelum chisel; akin to Latin caedere to cut
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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