Share this entry
covering Syllabification: cov·er·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkəv(ə)riNG/

Definition of covering in English:


1A thing used to cover something else, typically in order to protect or conceal it: a vinyl floor covering
More example sentences
  • Buy wallpaper, fabric and floor coverings for their practical as well as decorative effect.
  • It started as a way to make coverings for floors like this!
  • In older houses ceramic tiles are used as floor coverings.
1.1 [usually in singular] A layer of something that covers something else: the sky was obscured by a covering of cloud
More example sentences
  • They should be stored in a single layer with a loose covering of plastic wrap.
  • The drums will then be covered by several impervious layers before a covering of soil to ground level.
  • I finished off with a thick covering of bark mulch to preserve moisture, suppress weeds and add organic material.
layer, coating, coat, carpet, blanket, overlay, topping, dusting, film, sheet, veneer, crust, skin, cloak, mantle, veil

Words that rhyme with covering

Definition of covering in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources