ceiling
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ceiling(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (architecture)
a. el techo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My room has a window in the ceiling and you can see the stars.Mi habitación tiene una ventana en el techo y se ven las estrellas.
2. (limit)
a. el límite
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The ceiling of purchase expense is $100,000 a year.El límite de gasto en compras es de $100,000 anuales.
b. el tope
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The company has increased the subscription ceiling.La compañía ha aumentado el tope de suscripciones.
3. (aviation)
a. el techo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The new aircraft has a higher operating ceiling.Los nuevos aviones tienen un techo operativo mayor.
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ceiling
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of room)
a. el techo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to reach a ceilingtocar techo
ceiling priceprecio máximo autorizado
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ceiling [ˈsiːlɪŋ]
noun
1 [of room] techo (m); (Archit) cielo (m) raso
2 (Aer) techo (m)
3 (upper limit) límite (m); tope (m)
to fix a ceiling for put a ceiling on fijar el límite de
modifier
ceiling price (n) precio (m) tope
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "ceiling"
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ceiling fan
el ventilador de techo
high ceiling
techo alto
glass ceiling
el techo de cristal
ceiling light
la luz de techo
on the ceiling
en el techo
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