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tr.v. ceiled, ceil·ing, ceils
1. To provide or cover with a ceiling.
2. Nautical To provide (a ship) with interior planking or lining.
[Middle English celen, probably from Old French *celer, from Latin caelāre, to carve, from caelum, chisel; see Caelum.]
1. (Building) to line (a ceiling) with plaster, boarding, etc
2. (Building) to provide with a ceiling
[C15 celen, perhaps back formation from ceiling]
to overlay (the ceiling of a building or room) with wood, plaster, etc.
[1400–50; late Middle English celen to cover, panel]
Past participle: ceiled