Meaning of CEILING in English

CEILING

noun

1 top surface inside a room

ADJECTIVE

▪ high , low , tall ( AmE )

▪ cathedral (= a high ceiling with open space up to the roof) ( AmE ), domed , sloped ( AmE ), sloping ( BrE ), vaulted

▪ drop ( AmE ), false , suspended

▪ plaster

▪ painted

The palace is famous for its painted ~s.

VERB + CEILING

▪ paint , plaster

▪ reach , touch

▪ drop ( esp. AmE ), lower

▪ raise

▪ support

CEILING + VERB

▪ collapse

CEILING + NOUN

▪ fan , light , tile

▪ height

PREPOSITION

▪ on the ~

a fly on the ~

PHRASES

▪ from ~ to floor , from floor to ~

The bathroom has mirrors from ~ to floor.

2 top limit on wages, prices, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ debt , expenditure , price

VERB + CEILING

▪ impose , place , put , set

They've put a $50 ~ on their admission charge.

▪ abolish

▪ lift , raise

The government has decided to lift price ~s on bread and milk.

▪ lower

▪ break

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ on

a ~ on imports

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .