carpet


car·pet

noun \ˈkär-pət\

: a heavy fabric cover for a floor

: a thick covering : a thick layer of something

Full Definition of CARPET

1
:  a heavy often tufted fabric used as a floor covering; also :  a floor covering made of this fabric
2
:  a surface or layer resembling or suggesting a carpet
carpet transitive verb
on the carpet
:  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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