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Definition of "red carpet" []

  • A carpet laid down for important visitors. (noun)
  • Roll out the red carpet To welcome with great hospitality or ceremony. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "red carpet" in a sentence
  • "Grace Kelly and Dorothy Dandridge immediately come to mind when I see a lovely, fluid ball gown skirt that speaks of the 1950s, an era when starlets such as these put in the time to create the look and mood that we now know to be the proverbial red carpet moment—usually without the help of what we call today a “celebrity stylist.”"
  • "He referred to the red carpet that some official belonging to the duumviri had laid down the full length of the jetty, a sign of kingliness that horrified Octavian."
  • "Its a different story if I am dressing for the red carpet or a special eventthen I like to push the envelope I call it tapping that Cher factor and be more daring."