ceiling


Definition: Meaning of, ceiling in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈsiːlɪŋ /

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ceiling ceilings
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  1. the inner surface of the top part of a room [↪  roof]
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  2. the largest number or amount of something that is officially allowed
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  3. technical the greatest height an aircraft can fly at or the level of the clouds
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ceiling used in phrases

  • absolute ceiling (noun)
    1. the maximum altitude at which an aeroplane can maintain horizontal flight
  • combat ceiling (noun)
    1. altitude above which a plane cannot climb faster than a given rate
  • debt ceiling (noun)
    1. the maximum borrowing power of a governmental entity
  • glass ceiling (noun)
    1. the attitudes and practices that prevent women or particular groups from getting high level jobs, even though there are no actual laws or rules to stop them
  • hit the ceiling (verb)
    1. get very angry and fly into a rage
  • national debt ceiling (noun)
    1. a limit set by Congress beyond which the national debt cannot rise; periodically raised by Congress
  • service ceiling (noun)
    1. altitude above which a plane cannot climb faster than a given rate
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