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.
Recent Examples on the Web Manchin's father owned a furniture store and sent his son to measure the carpeting. Lisa Mascaro, Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 Workers inside were removing interior panels and replacing carpeting -- part of a cosmetic overhaul to the passenger cabin while mechanics checked each of the essential flight systems. CNN, 12 Apr. 2021 Fleas tend to seek out less accessible breeding areas such as deep carpeting and floor crevices. Michael Pollick,, 18 Apr. 2021 In a small study, researchers in Japan measured brain waves of subjects and found that those who walked on carpet versus wood experienced more restful alpha waves, indicating that carpeting might alleviate stress. Kari Molvar, Vogue, 7 May 2021 This is complemented by oatmeal square-weave carpeting that lines the seat surfaces, kick panels and door sills. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 7 May 2021 Thick carpeting muffles the low growl of the engine and the tireless smacking of the waves on the hull. Ian Urbina, The Atlantic, 6 May 2021 In the attic is the kids playroom—originally green, pink and white—which got a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Strawberry Red, plaid wall-to-wall carpeting from Couristan Carpets (now sadly discontinued), and of course, another rainbow moment. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, 3 May 2021 There are also insecticide sprays available that target specific trouble spots such as carpeting, upholstery or bedding. Michael Pollick,, 18 Apr. 2021

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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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7 Jun 2021

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“Carpeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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