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Roof vs. Ceiling

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Main Difference

The main difference between Roof and Ceiling is that the Roof is a covering on the uppermost part of a building or vehicle and Ceiling is a overhead interior surface that covers the upper limit of a room

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  • Roof (noun)

    The external covering at the top of a building

  • Roof (noun)

    The upper part of a cavity.

    "The palate is the roof of the mouth."

    "Archaeologists discovered that the cave's roof was decked with paintings."

  • Roof (noun)

    The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein.

  • Roof (verb)

    To cover or furnish with a roof.

  • Roof (verb)

    To traverse buildings by walking or climbing across their roofs.

  • Roof (verb)

    To put into prison for not a short time.

  • Ceiling (noun)

    The overhead closure of a room.

    "the dining room had an ornate ceiling"

  • Ceiling (noun)

    The upper limit of an object or action.

    "price ceilings"

  • Ceiling (noun)

    The highest altitude at which an aircraft can safely maintain flight.

  • Ceiling (noun)

    The measurement of visible distance from ground or sea level to an overcast cloud cover; under a clear sky, the ceiling measurement is identified as "unlimited."

    "Even though it was cloudy, there was still enough ceiling for the Blue Angels to perform a great show."

  • Ceiling (noun)

    The smallest integer greater than or equal to a given number.

    "the ceiling of 4.5 is 5, the ceiling of -4.5 is -4"

  • Ceiling (noun)

    The inner planking of a vessel.

  • Ceiling (verb)

    present participle of ceil

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  • Roof (noun)

    the structure forming the upper covering of a building or vehicle

    "a car with a vinyl roof"

    "a thatched roof"

    "the rain woke him, hammering on the roof"

    "roof timbers"

  • Roof (noun)

    the top inner surface of a covered area or space; the ceiling

    "the roof of the cave fell in"

  • Roof (noun)

    used to signify a house or other building, especially in the context of hospitality or shelter

    "helping those without a roof over their heads"

    "they slept under the same roof"

    "a range of childcare facilities all under one roof"

    "while you live under my roof you're not going to have a tattoo"

  • Roof (noun)

    the upper limit or level of prices or wages

    "starting salary £12,185, rising to a roof of £16,835"

  • Roof (verb)

    cover with a roof

    "the yard had been roughly roofed over with corrugated iron"

  • Roof (verb)

    function as the roof of

    "fan vaults roof these magnificent buildings"

  • Ceiling (noun)

    the upper interior surface of a room or other similar compartment

    "the books were stacked from floor to ceiling"

  • Ceiling (noun)

    an upper limit set on prices, wages, or expenditure

    "the government imposed a wage ceiling of 3 per cent"

  • Ceiling (noun)

    the maximum altitude that a particular aircraft can reach

    "the aircraft's quoted ceiling of 24,000 feet"

  • Ceiling (noun)

    the altitude of the base of a cloud layer.

  • Ceiling (noun)

    the inside planking of a ship's bottom and sides.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Roof (noun)

    The cover of any building, including the roofing (see Roofing) and all the materials and construction necessary to carry and maintain the same upon the walls or other uprights. In the case of a building with vaulted ceilings protected by an outer roof, some writers call the vault the roof, and the outer protection the roof mask. It is better, however, to consider the vault as the ceiling only, in cases where it has farther covering.

  • Roof (noun)

    That which resembles, or corresponds to, the covering or the ceiling of a house; as, the roof of a cavern; the roof of the mouth.

  • Roof (noun)

    The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein.

  • Roof

    To cover with a roof.

  • Roof

    To inclose in a house; figuratively, to shelter.

  • Ceiling (noun)

    The inside lining of a room overhead; the under side of the floor above; the upper surface opposite to the floor.

  • Ceiling (noun)

    The inner planking of a vessel.

Webster Dictionary
  • Roof (noun)

    a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building

  • Roof (noun)

    protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

  • Roof (verb)

    provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof

  • Ceiling (noun)

    the overhead upper surface of a room;

    "he hated painting the ceiling"

  • Ceiling (noun)

    (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds

  • Ceiling (noun)

    an upper limit on what is allowed;

    "they established a cap for prices"

  • Ceiling (noun)

    maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)

Princeton's WordNet

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