Carpet meaning

kärpĭt
A surface or surface covering that is similar to a rug.

A carpet of leaves and pine needles on the forest floor.

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A thick, heavy fabric of wool, cotton, or synthetic fibers for covering a floor, stairs, etc.: it is woven, usually with a pile, or felted.
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To substantially cover something, like a carpet; to blanket something.

Popcorn and candy wrappers carpeted the floor of the cinema.

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(UK) To reprimand.
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To cover with or as if with a carpet.

Carpet the stairs; snow that carpeted the sidewalks.

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A strip, or several joined strips, of such fabric.
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To cover with or as with a carpet.
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A fabric used as a complete floor covering.
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(figuratively) Any surface or cover resembling a carpet or fulfilling its function.
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(slang, vulgar) A woman's pubic hair.
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To lay carpet, or to have carpet installed, in an area.

After the fire, they carpeted over the blackened hardwood flooring.

The builders were carpeting in the living room when Zadie inspected her new house.

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Anything like a carpet.

A carpet of snow.

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on the carpet
  • In a position of being reprimanded by one in authority:
    Was called on the carpet for cheating.
  • Under discussion or consideration:
    Important matters will be on the carpet at today's meeting.
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on the carpet
  • under consideration
  • before someone in authority, in order to be reprimanded
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of carpet

  • Middle English from Old French carpite from Medieval Latin carpīta from Old Italian carpita from carpire to pluck from Latin carpere kerp- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French carpite, from Medieval Latin carpita, the past participle of carpere (“to pluck”).

    From Wiktionary