Simple Definition of carpet
: 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
: before an authority for censure or reproof <got called on the carpet by his boss>
Examples of carpet
We bought a new carpet for the bedroom.
Which brand of carpet did you choose?
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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