Definition of covering noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    covering

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌvərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌvərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  a layer of something that covers something else a thick covering of snow on the ground
  2. 2  a layer of material such as carpet or wallpaper, used to cover, decorate and protect floors, walls, etc. floor/wall coverings
  3. 3  a piece of material that covers something He pulled the plastic covering off the dead body.
  4. Extra examples Liven up your room with some new wall coverings. Protect the plants with a covering of compost or leaves. Skin is far more than a superficial covering for the body. The cell had bare walls and no floor covering. The existing roof covering had been stripped away. The grain has several protective coverings. There was a thick covering of vegetation along the riverbank. a thick covering of snow
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: covering