- 1The upper interior surface of a room or other similar compartment: the books were stacked from floor to ceilingMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Hard landscape materials are the walls, floors and ceilings of our outdoor rooms.
- The traditional Scottish tower house has flagstone floors and a vaulted ceiling in the dining room.
- The airy rooms had high ceilings; windows and doors opened onto shady verandahs.
- 2An upper limit set on prices, wages, or expenditure: the government imposed a wage ceiling of 3 per centMás ejemplos en oraciones
upper limit, maximum, limitation, highest permissible level/value
- But many analysts agree that the new price ceilings won't limit the ability of most power companies to make a profit in the region.
- There is no natural ceiling to limit the price of market water.
- Also, strict wage ceilings were maintained on public enterprises.
- 3The maximum altitude that a particular aircraft can reach: the aircraft’s quoted ceiling of 24,000 feetMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The new aircraft will also allow pilots to increase their flying hours from 150 to 200 because of the aircraft's higher operating ceiling.
- The maximum cruise speed of the aircraft is 500 km per hour and the altitude ceiling 9,500 m.
- A number of miles passed under the nose as the aircraft brushed the bottom of the weather ceiling.
- 3.1The altitude of the base of a cloud layer.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The cloud ceiling was about 9,000 feet, with a temperature of 62 degrees.
- Observations were not made in rain, snow, or fog, or when the cloud ceiling was less than 100 m AGL.
- Unfortunately the dragons can't climb above the cloud ceiling so the five travelers are stuck in the horrid weather.
- 4 Nautical The inside planking of a ship’s bottom and sides.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Suddenly a thud knocked the shuttle ninety degrees as the crew inside were bashed against the ceiling of the small craft.