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car·pet·ing

 (kär′pĭ-tĭng)
n.
1. Material used for carpets.
2. A carpet or carpets.

carpeting

(ˈkɑːpɪtɪŋ)
n
(Furniture) carpet material or carpets in general

car•pet

(ˈkɑr pɪt)

n.
1. a heavy woven or felted fabric for covering floors.
2. a covering of this.
3. any surface or covering resembling a carpet.
v.t.
4. to cover or furnish with or as if with a carpet.
Idioms:
on the carpet, summoned for a reprimand.
[1300–50; Middle English carpete cloth covering < Middle French carpite or Medieval Latin carpīta < Italian carpita < Vulgar Latin *carpīta, past participle of *carpīre, for Latin carpere to pluck]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carpeting - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)carpeting - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
broadloom - a carpet woven on a wide loom to obviate the need for seams
Brussels carpet - a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of colored woolen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern
drugget - a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling
edging - border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
floor cover, floor covering - a covering for a floor
flying carpet - (Asian folktale) an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go
furnishing - (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
hearthrug - a rug spread out in front of a fireplace
Kurdistan - an oriental rug woven by Kurds that is noted for fine colors and durability
nammad, numdah, numdah rug - an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt
prayer mat, prayer rug - a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions
red carpet - a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
runner - a long narrow carpet
scatter rug, throw rug - a small rug; several can be used in a room
shag rug - a rug with long pile
stair-carpet - a strip of carpet for laying on stairs
Wilton, Wilton carpet - a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile
Translations

carpeting

[ˈkɑːpɪtɪŋ] Nalfombrado m, tapizado m; (wall to wall) → moqueta f

carpeting

nTeppiche pl

carpeting

[ˈkɑːpɪtɪŋ] nmoquette f
References in classic literature ?
Go, pick up my things, like a cherub, as you are," said Jo, dropping down under a maple tree, which was carpeting the bank with crimson leaves.
On this piece of carpeting Aunt Chloe took her stand, as being decidedly in the upper walks of life; and it and the bed by which it lay, and the whole corner, in fact, were treated with distinguished consideration, and made, so far as possible, sacred from the marauding inroads and desecrations of little folks.
The boys played circus for three days afterward in tents made of rag carpeting -- ad- mission, three pins for boys, two for girls -- and then circusing was abandoned.
The latter took a dozen warriors, including myself, and we raced across the velvety carpeting of moss to the little enclosure.
And so, in that derelict museum, upon the thick soft carpeting of dust, to Weena's huge delight, I solemnly performed a kind of composite dance, whistling THE LAND OF THE LEAL as cheerfully as I could.
The walls of this vault were covered with slabs or tiles, and the floor with carpeting.
The floor had a thick carpeting of dust, which partly muffled their footfalls.
Neither, when the door was opened, did the inside appear to belie the outward promise, as there was faded carpeting on the stairs and faded oil-cloth in the passage; in addition to which discomforts a gentleman Ruler was smoking hard in the front parlour
And the wood and the sea sang a song of rejoicing, and his heart sang with the rest: all nature was a vast holy church, in which the trees and the buoyant clouds were the pillars, flowers and grass the velvet carpeting, and heaven itself the large cupola.
They are offering 50 percent off on all carpeting, hardwood flooring, laminate, tile, vinyl and remnants.
During the building boom following World War IL the installation of wall-to-wall carpeting became all the rage, replacing the traditional hardwood flooring.
The fact that it is a walk behind configuration ensures excellent mobility and ease of operation for users who maintain carpeting very frequently.