Definition of covering noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    covering

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈkʌvrɪŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkʌvərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1a layer of something that covers something else a thick covering of snow on the ground
  2. 2a layer of material such as carpet or wallpaper, used to cover, decorate, and protect floors, walls, etc. floor/wall coverings
  3. 3a piece of material that covers something He pulled the plastic covering off the dead body.
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