Definition of CEILING

noun : CEILING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the overhead upper surface of a covered space; "he hated painting the ceiling" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds ;

  • 3. (

    ) an upper limit on what is allowed; "he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him"; "there was a roof on salaries"; "they established a cap for prices" ;

  • 4. (

    ) maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions) ;


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