HyperDic: ceiling

English > 4 senses of the word ceiling:
NOUNartifactceilingthe overhead upper surface of a covered space
attributeceiling(meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds
communicationceiling, roof, capan upper limit on what is allowed
attributeceilingmaximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)
ceiling > pronunciation
Soundssiy'lihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > ceiling: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe overhead upper surface of a covered space.
Example"he hated painting the ceiling"
Part ofhallway, hallAn interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
roomAn area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
Narroweroverhead(nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship
Broaderupper surfaceThe side that is uppermost
Spanishtecho
Catalansostre
English > ceiling: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaning(meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds.
CategorymeteorologyThe earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
Broaderaltitude, heightelevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
English > ceiling: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn upper limit on what is allowed.
Example"he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him"
Synonymsroof, cap
Narrowerglass ceilingA ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions
BroadercontrolThe economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
Spanishtecho, tope
English > ceiling: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningmaximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions).
Narrowerabsolute ceilingThe maximum altitude at which an airplane can maintain horizontal flight
combat ceiling, service ceilingaltitude above which a plane cannot climb faster than a given rate
Broaderaltitude, heightelevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface

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