ceil

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verb \ˈsēl\

Definition of ceil

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

  3. 2 :  to furnish with a ceiling

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 century



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