car·​pet·​ing | \ ˈkär-pə-tiŋ \

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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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 The leather seats are soft, the color of butter, as is the plush pile carpeting, atop of which are resting his black ostrich boots. Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, "The First Family of Rodeo," 13 Dec. 2017 Magazine editors hurry in, their rainwear dripping on the pristine blush carpeting. Chloe Malle, WSJ, "How Designer Wes Gordon is Reimagining Carolina Herrera for the Next Generation," 6 Dec. 2018 Thick carpeting on a condo floor cushions the thud of heavy footsteps on the unit below. Steven P. Dinkin,, "A nice new neighbor with a big booming voice," 13 May 2018 Service is minimal to nonexistent, the marble lobby stinks of cigarette smoke and the green carpeting that covers most of the floors is stained and scarred. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, "Not the Worst Hotel in the World, Perhaps, but ‘the World Is Very Big’," 1 Mar. 2018 Approved fire doors didn’t exist, and two second-floor fire doors that could have kept smoke from spreading were off their hinges because new carpeting had been laid and the doors didn’t fit over it. New York Times, "Never Solved, a College Dorm Fire Has Become One Man’s Obsession," 13 Apr. 2018 Supply your cat with a scratching post at least 3 feet tall, covered in rope or sisal rather than carpeting., "Even the naughtiest cat listens to this whisperer," 23 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 deny responsibility for

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