Definition of ceiling
- The room has a high ceiling.
- a ceiling of stars
- a ceiling on prices, rents, and wages
The house has low ceilings.
The airplane has a ceiling of 32,000 feet.
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First Known Use: 1535See Words from the same year
: the inside surface at the top of a room
: an upper limit
: the greatest height at which an aircraft can fly
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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