Meaning of CEILING in English

CEILING

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

glass ceiling

Goodhue shattered the glass ceiling as the first female publisher at Time Inc.

vaulted ceiling/roof etc

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

beamed

An old pub with beamed ceilings , smoke-blackened, and a log fire crackling and spitting inside a deep alcove.

The dining room has a beamed ceiling and a wood-burning stove within a stone fireplace.

It has been sympathetically modernised and restored whilst retaining beamed ceilings and open fires in the lounge bar and television lounge.

The kitchen was a great echoing place, with high beamed ceilings and quarry stone floor.

Beyond was a completely cylindrical room, its beamed ceiling some nine feet high.

high

Clusters of tall, willowy bamboos rose out of ten pale-pink marble planters and almost touched the high triple-domed ceiling .

Fluorescent lighting was now tucked up against the high ceilings , throwing down illumination too diffuse to satisfy.

Into a different room now. High , high ceilings , like in a cathedral - dim, dusty, bare.

It was a pleasant place, with high ceilings where fans swatted the air.

High , high ceilings , like in a cathedral - dim, dusty, bare.

I had expected something like the Central Y, with high ceilings , impressive stone pillars, and marbled stairs.

In the interior of houses, high ceilings became the rule to keep rising hot air a comfortable distance from dwellers.

low

A deep pelmet in a room with a low ceiling can have a heavy effect, increasing the problem.

The fortieth floor had low ceilings , no windows, and the charm of an engine room.

The main living rooms downstairs have low ceilings and are wood beamed.

The room had roughly plastered walls and a low ceiling supported on enormous joists trimmed out of whole trees.

They have a low , vaulted ceiling and damp, grimy walls which run with water when it rains.

The interior was certainly unusual with its enclosed pews, low barrel ceiling , and tiny altar.

Oak beams, low ceilings , roses round the door.

Panelled from floor to cornice in walnut, it has the lowest ceiling of all the main rooms.

painted

Although requiring modernisation the state rooms are still intact including their painted ceilings .

On the top floor ahead of you, you may be able to see some painted ceilings of astrological subjects.

Whilst a mirror can allow a clear view of a painted ceiling , it can none the less be disorientating and disquieting.

sloping

On the top floor the bedrooms had pretty sloping ceilings and dormer windows peering out under eyelid gables.

She did not go to the room with the twin beds but to the single room with the sloping ceiling .

He raised his arm and touched the sloping ceiling above his head.

Sloping solution: That awkward sloping ceiling normally presents a problem, but there is a solution in these Sliderobes fitted wardrobes.

She stood in the doorway at the end of the corridor, looking into a small polygonal room with a sloping ceiling .

He threw himself down on the huge old bed and stared at the sloping timber ceiling .

It was small, with a sloping ceiling and a pair of windows set in deep embrasures.

Top floor rooms may have a sloping ceiling .

vaulted

The ground floor, now the cellar, has retained its original three rooms with vaulted ceilings .

The ossuary inside the sanctuary is square with a vaulted ceiling .

They have a low, vaulted ceiling and damp, grimy walls which run with water when it rains.

wooden

The wooden beams and ceiling were crackling in the extreme heat.

■ NOUN

fan

A ceiling fan can help ventilation but can also incorporate lighting and be decorative.

It was pitch dark everywhere, and the whirr of the ceiling fan seemed to fill the silent bedroom.

Christina entered the hallway and switched on the ceiling fan .

Swimming pool Bar Lounge Restaurant All rooms have balcony, ceiling fan and private facilities.

glass

We've got to recognise that many women in our organisation, for example, perceive a glass ceiling .

The same folks who brought you mass layoffs and glass ceilings ?

Just as age factors can produce glass barriers, women experience glass ceilings .

Steel columns support the vaulted, domed glass ceilings .

In the games room, supported by slate and iron pillars, a tracery of iron girders held the low glass ceiling .

The glass ceiling does not exist because they don't let it.

joist

In most households, small areas of the ceiling joists within the roof void are often boarded over to provide storage space.

The existing ceiling joists must also be fire-protected with an overlay of glass fibre insulation, and new joists installed.

The ceiling joists sit on the top of this wall.

In either case, you will have to find the ceiling joists and mark their positions on the wall.

plaster

Tom had swept the room clean and had fixed a lamp to a hook on the white plaster ceiling .

Inside the quality finishes include cherry wood panelling, decorative plaster ceilings and marble floors.

As well as the painted decoration, the Eastons are fortunate in also having two good plaster ceilings .

rose

Option 1 is to connect the supply cable as a spur to an existing loop-in ceiling rose or junction box.

In loop-in wiring, the circuit cables go direct to the ceiling roses , and all the connections are made there.

■ VERB

fall

Fragments of dried earth fell from the ceiling .

I never knew she was going to fall through the bloody ceiling and get knocked soft.

Nervously, he stepped into the room and walked around, crunching the broken plaster that had fallen from the crumbling ceiling .

The lantern swung on the beam, the glasses jumped on the table, and bits of earth fell from the ceiling .

fix

Her memories were indoor memories, fixed by ceilings and plastered white walls.

gaze

Katherine lay on the bed which had become hers and gazed blankly at the ceiling .

Robins slightly endeared herself to me by going a little pink and gazing at the ceiling .

She gazed at the ceiling , feeling her heart beat and breathing slowing to normal, her body quietening.

She gazed up at the ceiling with its painted blue flowers and wondered what Arnie was doing in Bradford.

Maurin was gazing at the ceiling .

But others looked as though they were desperately trying to find a way out, gazing to the ceiling deep in thought.

The two women remained motionless, gazing up at the ceiling as if to trace the source and direction of the footsteps.

hang

Benny found herself in a rock-walled tunnel, with bare bulbs hanging from the ceiling at regular intervals.

Chamber 7e is dominated by a man-size iron cage which hangs from a ceiling hook.

Most impressive, though, was what was hanging from the ceiling directly above the altar stone.

hit

One tankard hit the ceiling , another broke a window.

The turbulence was such that his head hit the ceiling and his headset came off and fell to the floor.

hung

And snowflakes were huge beautiful things that were hung from the ceilings on bits of thread.

Shirts and sheets they hung from the ceiling , draping them on lines and hangers.

In the corner a rope hung down from the ceiling .

Her elbows had been lashed together and she hung from the ceiling like a snared sparrow.

Old tattered flags hung from the ceiling , their patterns long since faded into the air.

Bunches of herbs and pot and saucepan racks can be hung from the ceiling .

All the furniture in it hung from the ceiling by long mouldy ropes and did not quite touch the ground.

Most, if not all, scenery is hung from the ceiling by the flies department.

impose

These have to be settled, if necessary, by a process of reconciliation whereby the budget committees impose specific ceilings .

Obviously the available time imposes an upper ceiling on this game, for there can be only one K per generation.

look

They lie there a minute, looking up at the ceiling .

He looked up at the ceiling .

She was biting her lip and looking at the ceiling , as if willing herself awake.

As she and Adam left, Buzz turned back to see Elinor silently looking at the ceiling .

She pulled off her clothes and left them in a heap, then lay on top of the covers looking up at the ceiling .

Instead, she looked up to the ceiling from where she got quite a lot of her inspiration.

She was lying on her bed, looking up at the ceiling , Smudge and Whisky curled on her stomach.

Urquhart looked to the ceiling in a gesture of comic despair.

paint

Like Michelangelo we can paint the ceilings of the Sistine Chapels of the mind.

For $ 190, you get nice suites with painted timber ceilings , breakfast included.

point

Flex your feet so your toes are pointed to the ceiling .

Then think of the knees pointing up to the ceiling .

raise

Congress was frantically trying to complete a bill raising the federal debt ceiling in time for President Bush to sign today.

He did not raise the ceiling on mortgage-interest relief, which Mrs Thatcher had pressed him to do.

Many are reluctant to do so; they harbour hopes that the government will raise the 10% ceiling .

I do not believe that the Commissioners justified their proposal to raise the ceiling .

reach

They reach almost to the ceiling .

The light of the lamp did not reach as far as the high ceiling , and the fire had burned low.

The bedhead was florid and overblown, its shiny walnut carvings reaching almost to the ceiling .

Do not stand on chairs to reach something at ceiling level.

set

We know the MiG-2s already set a ceiling record of 120,000 feet.

It has few exemptions, though it sets annual ceilings on how much individual patients pay.

The regulations set a ceiling of 15 parts per billion.

The Chancellor has set a ceiling of £250,000.

So they risk losing most potential economic growth if a climate treaty sets ceilings on emissions.

We will issue factories and power stations with licences setting a ceiling on permitted emissions of pollutants.

It was a long windowless studio with neon strip-lighting set into the ceiling .

stare

Her greenish eyes were wide open, staring sightless at the ceiling .

Then you usually lie there just staring at the ceiling , thinking about everything that could go wrong.

He was staring at the ceiling .

Sara stared at her bedroom ceiling .

Fulke slouched, staring up at the ceiling .

He wandered off then came back to lie on his bed, staring up at the ceiling .

Evelyn lay on her bed and stared at the ceiling .

She lay on her back staring up at the ceiling and her thoughts immediately flashed back to Luke and last night.

suspend

The light, a single bulb in an ethnic basket, was suspended from the ceiling and lit just the table.

He gaped round the small room, realizing that he was suspended from a ceiling only fifteen feet high.

vault

I have these dreams, too, and in them my bedroom is a light-filled suite with vaulted ceilings .

The vaulted ceilings are hand painted.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

hit the roof/ceiling

He hit the roof when the pair left to set up home in a bedsit.

One tankard hit the ceiling, another broke a window.

The shell hit the roof of the building and made a mess of the inside of the building.

The turbulence was such that his head hit the ceiling and his headset came off and fell to the floor.

Then, he proceeded to hit the ceiling.

Top editors hit the roof Maybe one picture, but a page full of pictures of black women?

Two shells hit the roof and one exploded in the corridor during the night.

What would Old Chao do if he saw them, hit the roof on his way into outer space?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Congress was once again considering raising the federal debt ceiling .

Import quotas may rise from the present ceiling of 18.5 million to 20 million.

Millions of federal employees may not receive paychecks unless Congress raises the debt ceiling .

There is a ceiling on the amount of foreign investment allowed in any company in the country.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And heaped up in one corner, almost touching the ceiling , was a huge pile of junk.

Benny found herself in a rock-walled tunnel, with bare bulbs hanging from the ceiling at regular intervals.

But the tour revealed that the building has retained many treasures from its past: Its cathedral ceilings still have rounded corners.

Genius is Michelangelo at work on the Sistine ceiling .

The ossuary inside the sanctuary is square with a vaulted ceiling .

The walls and ceilings were black, and the sole illumination was provided by black candles set in empty cat food cans.

The wooden beams and ceiling were crackling in the extreme heat.

Windows were shattered and ceilings cracked in several nearby towns.

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