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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Originally used by Greyhound Lines, the bus had been converted into a traveling camper complete with carpeting, bedroom, small kitchen, and living room. Denise Coffey,, "Truck History Museum Rolls Into Brooklyn," 28 June 2019 Fluorescent lighting, industrial-grade wall-to-wall carpeting that's about as cushy as felt, all-purpose furniture that has about as much personality as Bill Lumbergh in Office Space. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "It's Hard to Believe This Is the Same Office," 28 June 2019 Projects include fire alarm upgrades, replacements of leaking roofs and new carpeting. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Arizona has inspected only 1 school for building deficiencies in 3 years," 24 June 2019 The project includes demolishing flooring, installing carpeting, addressing electrical infrastructure, reworking plumbing and installing cabinets and sinks, according to the construction contract. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Supervisor budgets $240,000 for office furniture, remodeling," 21 June 2019 Warren’s father had dreamed of being a pilot but ended up in various unrelated jobs, including one selling carpeting at Montgomery Ward. Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, "Can Elizabeth Warren Win It All?," 14 June 2019 Salkin said by going over on the $800 a month utility allotment and damage to walls, doors and carpeting, the ATF owes him about $15,000, which includes a month of lost rent. Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "ATF's Milwaukee sting operation was marred by mistakes, failures," 11 June 2019 The bedroom features even more zebra print carpeting, and also disco ball pillows. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "You’ll Really, Really Want to Stay in the Spice Bus From Spice World—Now an Airbnb," 17 May 2019 Downstairs are another bedroom, a study, and a spacious family room with a brick fireplace and groovy red carpeting, bringing the bedroom and bathroom count to four apiece. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Untouched ’60s home with great views wants $1.1M in Salt Lake City," 13 Apr. 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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