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verb (used with object)
  1. to overlay (the ceiling of a building or room) with wood, plaster, etc.
  2. to provide with a ceiling.
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Origin of ceil

1400–50; late Middle English celen to cover, to panel < ?
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Related Words for ceiled

stuffed, coated, stuff, cover, fill, faced, encrusted, sheathed, brushed, wadded, quilt, overlay, wad, bush, face, reinforce, sheath, panel, incrust, encrust

Examples from the Web for ceiled

Historical Examples of ceiled

  • It was a bare place, a shed which had been a stable and was now floored and ceiled.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Her eyes sought the brown beams that ceiled the long room. '

    Privy Seal

    Ford Madox Ford

  • With all our ceiled houses, let us not forget our grandmothers' kitchens!

  • With all our ceiled houses, let us not forget our grandmothers kitchens!

    The Minister's Wooing

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • The sides were then ceiled and roofed, and it served its purpose of a trading-post.

British Dictionary definitions for ceiled


verb (tr)
  1. to line (a ceiling) with plaster, boarding, etc
  2. to provide with a ceiling
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Word Origin for ceil

C15 celen, perhaps back formation from ceiling
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