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Definition of "carpet" []

  • A thick heavy covering for a floor, usually made of woven wool or synthetic fibers; a rug. (noun)
  • The fabric used for this floor covering. (noun)
  • A surface or surface covering that is similar to a rug: a carpet of leaves and pine needles on the forest floor. (noun)
  • To cover with or as if with a carpet: carpet the stairs; snow that carpeted the sidewalks. (verb-transitive)
  • On the carpet In a position of being reprimanded by one in authority: was called on the carpet for cheating. (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 "carpet" in a sentence
  • "a Knight Banneret, dubbed in the field of battle, but, _on carpet consideration_, at a festivity, or on sone peaceable occasion, when knights receive their dignity kneeling not on the ground, as in war, but on a _carpet_."
  • "A carpet is assembled by hand and the hair that makes up a carpet comes from the heads of a carpet maker's wives and daughters."
  • "One thing to think about in the B-52 raids -- for some of us we go back to Vietnam, and that's where the term carpet bombing came up."