Ceil Ceil (s[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ceiled} (s[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ceiling}.] [From an older noun, fr. F. ciel heaven, canopy, fr. L. caelum heaven, vault, arch, covering; cf. Gr. koi^los hollow.] 1. To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof of; to furnish with a ceiling; as, to ceil a room. [1913 Webster]

The greater house he ceiled with fir tree. --2 Chron. iii. 5 [1913 Webster]

2. To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or the like. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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