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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Sprinkle over carpeting, let sit for 30 minutes, then vacuum to remove odors. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Don’t have a blast on the Fourth," 1 July 2018 After initially planning to gut the vessel, Dubai’s government ultimately decided to restore the ship at a cost of over $100 million, down to replicating its 1960s carpeting, with work still underway., "Bankrupt Toys ‘R’ Us rejects offer to keep some stores open," 18 Apr. 2018 New lighting, furnishings, paint, carpeting, ceiling materials and other interior design features add up to an airy, spacious feel. Rich Heileman,, "Library to attract patrons with new amenities and a modern look," 13 Apr. 2018 Cosmetic changes, such as paint and carpeting, and even minor demolition don’t need a permit. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Assessor: 'Multiple discrepancies' in Porter County tax exemption documents," 9 July 2018 The renovations include new vinyl plank flooring in the kitchen and living areas and new carpeting in the bedrooms. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "Renovated Addison apartments offer special draw: one-bedrooms topping 1,000 square feet," 24 May 2018 The city's contractors then discovered a long list of building issues, including updating the fire alarm system, Wi-Fi, cell service and carpeting. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Costs soar to upgrade Sacramento's convention district. Here's why city says it's worth it," 8 June 2018 The arrangement led to many innovations such as wall-to-wall carpeting, daily change of linen, in-room telephones, and 24-hour desk service. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "The brands and rooms of Choice Hotels, by the numbers," 5 July 2018 What might this include: Better signage, landscaping, fence and window repairs and updates inside such as painting and new carpeting. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's far-reaching strategy to fill its schools," 29 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'carpeting.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of carpeting

1758, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about carpeting

Statistics for carpeting

Last Updated

8 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for carpeting

The first known use of carpeting was in 1758

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for carpeting



English Language Learners Definition of carpeting

: carpets or the material used for carpets

: an act of criticizing someone for doing something wrong

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on carpeting

Spanish Central: Translation of carpeting

Nglish: Translation of carpeting for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of carpeting for Arabic Speakers

Comments on carpeting

What made you want to look up carpeting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


obstinately defiant of authority

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!