Translation of ceiling in Spanish:

ceiling

Pronunciation: /ˈsiːlɪŋ/

n

  • 1.1 [Building/Construcción] techo (masculine), cielo (masculine) raso
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    • 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.
    1.2 (upper limit) límite (masculine), tope (masculine) wage ceiling tope (masculine) or [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] techo (masculine) salarial to set o put a ceiling on sth poner* un límite or tope a algo (before noun/delante del nombre) ceiling fan ventilador (masculine) de techo ceiling price precio (masculine) tope or límite
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    • 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.
    1.3 [Aviation/Aviación] techo (masculine)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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