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ceiling

ceil·ing

ceiling

 
 
pronunciation:
si lIng
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the top interior surface of a room.
We hung paper lanterns from the ceiling for the party.She put a poster on the ceiling so she could look up at it while lying in bed.
 
definition 2: something that resembles or functions like such a surface.
The airplane was hidden from view by a ceiling of clouds.
definition 3: the uppermost limit.
He wants to see a ceiling imposed on government spending.
similar words:
lid
Homophone Note
The words ceiling and sealing, a form of the verb "to seal," sound alike but have different meanings.
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