Definition of covering in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌv(ə)rɪŋ/


1A thing used to protect, decorate, or conceal something else: 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
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  • 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.

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