ceil

\\ˈsēl, -ēəl\ transitive verb (-ed/-ing/-s)
Etymology: Middle English celen, cylen, probably from (assumed) Middle French celer (Old French celé, cielé provided with an ornate ceiling), from Latin caelare to carve, engrave, from caelum chisel, graver, from caedere to cut, hew — more at concise
1.
a. obsolete : to overlay (as a wall) with a covering (as of thin boards or plaster)
b. : to line the bottom and sides of (a wooden ship) with planking
2.
a. : line

ceil a roof

b. : to furnish with a ceiling

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Ceil — (s[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ceiled} (s[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ceiling}.] [From an older noun, fr. F. ciel heaven, canopy, fr. L. caelum heaven, vault, arch, covering; cf. Gr. koi^los hollow.] 1. To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ceil — is a pale blue color, often associated with surgical scrubs.Ceil it´s from latim celtium ilsium …   Wikipedia

  • ceil´er — ceil «seel», transitive verb. 1. to put a ceiling in. 2. to cover the ceiling of. ╂[perhaps < Old French ciel canopy; sky < Latin caelum heaven] –ceil´er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • ceil — [sēl] vt. [ME celen < OFr celer, to conceal < L celare (see CONCEAL); prob. infl. by L caelum, heaven (see CELESTIAL) & OFr celer < L caelare, to carve] 1. to build a ceiling in or over 2. to cover (the ceiling or walls of a room) with… …   English World dictionary

  • Ceil — Die Gaußklammer oder Abrundungsfunktion (auch Ganzzahl Funktion, Ganzteilfunktion oder Entier Klammer; engl. floor function) und die Aufrundungsfunktion (engl. ceiling function) sind Funktionen, die einer reellen Zahlen die nächstgrößere bzw.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ceil — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English celen, from Medieval Latin celare, caelare, perhaps from Latin caelare to carve, from caelum chisel; akin to Latin caedere to cut Date: 15th century 1. to furnish (as a wooden ship) with a lining 2. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ceil — /seel/, v.t. 1. to overlay (the ceiling of a building or room) with wood, plaster, etc. 2. to provide with a ceiling. [1400 50; late ME celen to cover, to panel < ?] * * * …   Universalium

  • ceil — 1. verb /siːl/ To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or the like. 2. noun /siːl/ a ceiling …   Wiktionary

  • ceil — Synonyms and related words: bonnet, cap, coif, cork, crown, dome, face, feather, fill, fur, hat, hood, inlay, interline, line, load, pack, pad, roof, roof in, stopper, stuff, tip, top, wad, wainscot …   Moby Thesaurus

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