ceil

[seel]

verb (used with object)

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

Nearby words

  1. ceftizoxime sodium,
  2. ceftriaxone sodium,
  3. cegb,
  4. ceiba,
  5. ceiba, la,
  6. ceilidh,
  7. ceiling,
  8. ceilometer,
  9. ceinture,
  10. cel

Origin of ceil

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

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British Dictionary definitions for ceil

ceil

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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