ceil

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain; perhaps related to Latin cēlāre (to hide).

Verb[edit]

ceil (third-person singular simple present ceils, present participle ceiling, simple past and past participle ceiled)

  1. (transitive) To line or finish (a surface, such as a wall), with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or similar.
  2. (mathematics) To set a higher bound.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from French ciel (heavens), from Latin caelum.

Noun[edit]

ceil (plural ceils)

  1. (poetic) a ceiling
Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ceil

  1. (mathematics) Abbreviation of ceiling.

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ceilid, from Proto-Celtic *keleti, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel-; compare Welsh celu, Latin celō, Old English helan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ceil (present analytic ceileann, future analytic ceilfidh, verbal noun ceilt, past participle ceilte)

  1. to hide, conceal

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ceil cheil gceil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.