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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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Examples from the Web for ceiled

Historical Examples

  • 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

C15 celen, perhaps back formation from ceiling
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