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English noun: ceiling

1. ceiling (artifact) the overhead upper surface of a covered space


SamplesHe hated painting the ceiling.


Broader (hypernym)upper surface


Narrower (hyponym)overhead


Part meronymhall, hallway, room

2. ceiling (attribute) (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds


Broader (hypernym)altitude, height


Domain categorymeteorology

3. ceiling (communication) an upper limit on what is allowed


SamplesHe put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him.
There was a roof on salaries.
They established a cap for prices.


Synonymscap, roof


Broader (hypernym)control


Narrower (hyponym)glass ceiling

4. ceiling (attribute) maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)


Broader (hypernym)altitude, height


Narrower (hyponym)absolute ceiling, combat ceiling, service ceiling









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