- 1the top inside surface of a room She lay on her back staring up at the ceiling. a large room with a high ceiling The walls and ceiling were painted white.
- 2 the highest limit or amount of something price ceilings They raised the ceiling on the federal debt. compare floor
- 3 (technology) the greatest height at which a particular aircraft is able to fly an aircraft with a ceiling of 20,000 feet see also glass ceiling Idioms
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to suddenly become very angry
hit the ceiling/roof (informal)jump to other results