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carpet

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noun car·pet \ˈkär-pət\

Simple Definition of carpet

  • : a heavy fabric cover for a floor

  • : a thick covering : a thick layer of something

Full Definition of carpet

  1. 1 :  a heavy often tufted fabric used as a floor covering; also :  a floor covering made of this fabric

  2. 2 :  a surface or layer resembling or suggesting a carpet

carpet transitive verb
on the carpet
  1. :  before an authority for censure or reproof <got called on the carpet by his boss>

Examples of carpet

  1. We bought a new carpet for the bedroom.

  2. Which brand of carpet did you choose?

  3. The ground was covered by a carpet of leaves.



Origin of carpet

Middle English, from Middle French carpite, from Old Italian carpita, from carpire to pluck, modification of Latin carpere to pluck — more at harvest


First Known Use: 15th century




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