Definition of carpeting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːpɪtɪŋ/


1 [mass noun] Carpets collectively: offices with wall-to-wall carpeting
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  • The church floor was carpeted in mottled wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • Though wall-to-wall carpeting is the least costly floor option, carpets are harder to keep clean and harbor smells.
  • With wall-to-wall white carpeting and ceiling-to-floor flowered curtains running along two sides of the room, the place had a homey ambience.
1.1The fabric from which carpets are made: a range of deep-pile saxony carpeting
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  • Flooring consists of linoleum and non-PVC-backed carpeting.
  • The mauve plush carpeting felt good as my toes wriggled back and forth in it.
  • For instance, broadloom carpeting may run $20 per yard, and the going rate for installation might be around $5 per yard.
2 [in singular] British informal A severe reprimand: I was called to her office for a carpeting
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  • In trying to save his administration from a carpeting, the Councillor was writing today to name the culprits responsible.
  • The company which operates the plant, now faces a carpeting from the government for attempting to cover up details of the incident.
  • Yet he faces a carpeting today for once again losing his cool.

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