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 The work includes replacing seats and carpeting, improving sight lines and sound quality, restoring plaster on the ceiling and walls and beginning the process to install the 1925 Wurlitzer theater organ. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Oriental Theatre will remain closed through the summer for improvement to seating and sound," 23 June 2020 The state Capitol is domed by a golden pioneer carrying an ax, and its House chamber carpeting is adorned with trees. Tony Schick, ProPublica, "Big Money Bought the Forests. Small Logging Communities Are Paying the Price.," 11 June 2020 The state Capitol is domed by a golden pioneer carrying an ax, and its House chamber carpeting is adorned with trees. The Oregonian -, "Big money bought the forests. Small timber communities are paying the price," 11 June 2020 Inside the chapel, with the red carpeting leading you to the coffin lays Cokes. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "Dallas boxing legend Curtis Cokes’ impact will linger long after his passing," 7 June 2020 Nothing untoward occurs, but the innuendo is laid on thick, from the cheap carpeting and fake-wood paneling of the set to the light leaks and bits of leader in the film to the questioner’s voice and affect—fiftyish, gruff, insinuating. Luc Sante, The New York Review of Books, "The Sweet Smell of Hipness," 24 Mar. 2020 Inside, the floors were covered in black carpeting. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "The Los Angles Mansion That Prince Painted Purple Is on the Market for $30 Million," 8 Apr. 2020 The order also notes large stores must close off areas of stores meant for carpeting, flooring, furniture, gardening and paint. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not ban sale of American flags, plants," 14 Apr. 2020 The chemicals, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances collectively known as PFAS, are commonly found in products ranging from carpeting and clothing to non-stick cookware and pizza boxes. Robert Higgs, cleveland, "While Ohio analyzes state’s water for harmful chemicals, Cleveland already knows what’s in its supply -- nothing," 2 Oct. 2019

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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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30 Jun 2020

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“Carpeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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