ceil

[ seel ]
/ sil /

verb (used with object)

to overlay (the ceiling of a building or room) with wood, plaster, etc.
to provide with a ceiling.

Origin of ceil

1400–50; late Middle English celen to cover, to panel < ?
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ceil

/ (siːl) /

verb (tr)

to line (a ceiling) with plaster, boarding, etc
to provide with a ceiling

Word Origin for ceil

C15 celen, perhaps back formation from ceiling
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