from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To provide or cover with a ceiling.
- transitive v. Nautical To provide (a ship) with interior planking or lining.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a ceiling
- v. To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or the like.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof of; to furnish with a ceiling.
- transitive v. To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To canopy; provide with a canopy or hangings.
- To overlay or cover the interior upper surface of (a room or building) with wood, plaster, cloth, or other material. See ceiling, 2.
- To wainscot; also, by extension, to floor.
- n. A canopy of state.
"We're locked in some kind of holding ceil, probably awaiting orders."
The owls knew how to launch their bombs upward against an opponent pinned against the ceil - ing, so "upsmanship" was not the only strategy.
Most newer CPUs have various built in functions for round, floor and ceil all of which are variants of the standard round we all know.
All modern CPUs have built-in round, ceil, and floor functions and typically their behaviors are configurable though you may have to operate at the assembly level.
Net languages, the round function by default rounds towards zero ie floor when +ve, ceil when -ve.
From dirty flock bedding, drip dropping through the ceil — ing, with two sisters of charities on the front steps and three eva — cuan cleansers at the back gaze, single box and pair of chairs
Buried in the ceil-ing, dehumidifiers hummed efficiently, working around the clock to give the station's living quarters the desic-cated feel of the deserts of home.
Eight dormer * ndows jutted out of the sloped ceil -
The creatures had no visible teeth, and clung to the ceil-ing of the shelter with six stubby legs.
He found himself in a bright two-bedroom apartment with typically low ceil - ings and small rooms.