What does carpet mean?

Definitions for carpet
ˈkɑr pɪtcar·pet

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word carpet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rug, carpet, carpetingnoun

    floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

  2. carpetverb

    a natural object that resembles or suggests a carpet

    "a carpet of flowers"; "the larvae of some moths spin a web that resembles a carpet"

  3. carpetverb

    form a carpet-like cover (over)

  4. carpetverb

    cover completely, as if with a carpet

    "flowers carpeted the meadows"

  5. carpetverb

    cover with a carpet

    "carpet the floors of the house"

Wiktionary

  1. carpetnoun

    A fabric used as a complete floor covering.

    Etymology: From carpite, from carpita, the past participle of carpere "to pluck".

  2. carpetnoun

    Any surface or cover resembling a carpet or fulfilling its function.

    Etymology: From carpite, from carpita, the past participle of carpere "to pluck".

  3. carpetnoun

    A woman's pubic hair.

    Etymology: From carpite, from carpita, the past participle of carpere "to pluck".

  4. carpetverb

    To lay carpet, or to have carpet installed, in an area.

    Etymology: From carpite, from carpita, the past participle of carpere "to pluck".

  5. carpetverb

    To substantially cover something, like a carpet; to blanket something.

    Popcorn and candy wrappers carpeted the floor of the cinema.

    Etymology: From carpite, from carpita, the past participle of carpere "to pluck".

  6. carpetverb

    To reprimand.

    Etymology: From carpite, from carpita, the past participle of carpere "to pluck".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carpetnoun

    a heavy woven or felted fabric, usually of wool, but also of cotton, hemp, straw, etc.; esp. a floor covering made in breadths to be sewed together and nailed to the floor, as distinguished from a rug or mat; originally, also, a wrought cover for tables

    Etymology: [OF. carpite rug, soft of cloth, F. carpette coarse packing cloth, rug (cf. It. carpita rug, blanket), LL. carpeta, carpita, woolly cloths, fr. L. carpere to pluck, to card (wool); cf. Gr. karpo`s fruit, E. Harvest.]

  2. Carpetnoun

    a smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet

    Etymology: [OF. carpite rug, soft of cloth, F. carpette coarse packing cloth, rug (cf. It. carpita rug, blanket), LL. carpeta, carpita, woolly cloths, fr. L. carpere to pluck, to card (wool); cf. Gr. karpo`s fruit, E. Harvest.]

  3. Carpetverb

    to cover with, or as with, a carpet; to spread with carpets; to furnish with a carpet or carpets

    Etymology: [OF. carpite rug, soft of cloth, F. carpette coarse packing cloth, rug (cf. It. carpita rug, blanket), LL. carpeta, carpita, woolly cloths, fr. L. carpere to pluck, to card (wool); cf. Gr. karpo`s fruit, E. Harvest.]

Freebase

  1. Carpet

    A carpet is a textile floor covering consisting of an upper layer of "pile" attached to a backing. The pile is generally either made from wool or a manmade fibre such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester and usually consists of twisted tufts which are often heat-treated to maintain their structure.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carpet

    kär′pet, n. the woven or felted covering of floors, stairs, &c.—v.t. to cover with a carpet:—pr.p. car′peting; pa.p. car′peted.—ns. Car′pet-bag, a travelling-bag, so called because usually made of carpeting; Car′pet-bag′ger, one who comes to a place for political or other ends, carrying his whole property qualification for citizenship with him in his carpet-bag; Car′pet-beat′ing, the removing of dust from carpets by beating; Car′pet-bed′ding, a system of horticulture in which plants are arranged in mosaic or geometrical designs; Car′peting, material of which carpets are made: carpets in general; Car′pet-knight, one dubbed a knight by mere court favour, not on account of his military exploits—hence an effeminate person; Car′pet-mong′er (Shak.), an effeminate person; Car′pet-rod, one of the narrow rods used to keep a stair carpet in its place.—On the carpet, under discussion. [O. Fr. carpite (Fr. carpette)—Low L. carpeta, a coarse fabric made from rags pulled to pieces—L. carpĕre, to pluck.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carpet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4235

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carpet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2115

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carpet' in Nouns Frequency: #1293

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carpet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carpet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of carpet in a Sentence

  1. Coralie Alison:

    There is an epidemic of violence against women, we can't have a national plan to reduce violence against women at the same time as rolling out the red carpet for rap artists with his history.

  2. Steve Levy:

    The double whammy was the fact that at the same time, you had President Obama rolling out the red carpet for over 100,000 unaccompanied minors from Central and South America, many of us warned that this was a recipe for disaster – to have 15- or 16-year-old young men without parents to be resettled in this area. MS-13 became their family.

  3. Ian Ling-Stuckey:

    At that time, we were in the midst of the APEC extravaganza with our new APEC Haus, red carpet, fancy new roads all focused in Port Moresby, and Maseratis, now, we have a new prime minister that travels economy class.

  4. Bebe Rexha:

    So I finally getnominated at the Grammysand its like the coolest thing ever, and a lot of times artists will go and talk to designers, and theyll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet. So I had my team hit out a lot of designers, and a lot of them do not want to dress me because Im too big. Literally, like, Im too big.

  5. Mark Hertling:

    We've made some huge mistakes in terms of just bombing things we think can just bring a nation to its knees, it's not the people you're going against and yet those are the ones you're going against the most when you're talking about indiscriminate carpet-bombing.

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