Ceil (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ceiled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ceiling.] [From an older noun, fr. F. ciel heaven, canopy, fr. L. carlum heaven, vault, arch, covering; cf. Gr. hollow.]
To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof of; to furnish with a ceiling; as, to ceil a room.
The greater house he ceiled with fir tree.
2 Chron. iii. 5
To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or the like.
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