car·​pet·​ing | \ ˈkär-pə-tiŋ How to pronounce carpeting (audio) \

Definition of carpeting

: material for carpets also : carpets

Examples of carpeting in a Sentence

The house has wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms.

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Loop pile carpeting is best for hiding dirt, and is very durable. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Best Carpet Types for a Perfectly Grounded Space," 13 Feb. 2019 The large master bedroom has a white ceiling fan and plush gray carpeting that extends to a roomy his-and-hers walk-in closet with a window. Mary Murphy,, "Property of the Week: Essex Glen," 6 June 2018 When Friezé piles reach a certain length, they’re considered shag carpeting. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here’s Your Ultimate Guide To Carpet Textures," 25 Jan. 2019 Six of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, and the master bedroom boasts a walk-in closet with chic carpeting and wood paneling. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "See Inside Gwen Stefani's Over-The-Top Beverly Hills Mansion," 17 Apr. 2018 The aging terminal was packed and badly lit, with peeling, mismatched carpeting. New York Times, "From (Crumbling) Airport to (Broken) Escalators: An Infrastructure Odyssey," 8 Feb. 2018 At the Greenpoint studio, the set crew has built a soundstage of a real high school auditorium in Westchester, detail-perfect down to the nubbly red seats and worn carpeting. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "With ‘Rise,’ a ‘Friday Night Lights’ for Theater Kids," 9 Mar. 2018 Features in the corner unit include two baths, east-facing views of Lake Michigan and Millennium Park, a kitchen with granite countertops and designer cabinetry, hardwood floors, new carpeting in the bedrooms and a private outdoor space. Bob Goldsborough,, "Chicago-born actor Larry Manetti sells Loop condo for $522,500," 13 Mar. 2018 Standard features include hardwood floors in the public areas, carpeting in the bedrooms, and granite counters in the kitchen. James Alexander,, "Property of the week: Beckley Farms, Berlin," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of carpeting

1758, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carpeting was in 1758

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English Language Learners Definition of carpeting

: carpets or the material used for carpets
British, informal : an act of criticizing someone for doing something wrong

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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