What does carpet mean?

Definitions for carpet
ˈkɑr pɪtcar·pet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rug, carpet, carpeting(noun)

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

  2. carpet(verb)

    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. carpet(verb)

    form a carpet-like cover (over)

  4. carpet(verb)

    cover completely, as if with a carpet

    "flowers carpeted the meadows"

  5. carpet(verb)

    cover with a carpet

    "carpet the floors of the house"

Wiktionary

  1. carpet(Noun)

    A fabric used as a complete floor covering.

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

  2. carpet(Noun)

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

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

  3. carpet(Noun)

    A woman's pubic hair.

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

  4. carpet(Verb)

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

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

  5. carpet(Verb)

    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. carpet(Verb)

    To reprimand.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carpet(noun)

    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. Carpet(noun)

    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. Carpet(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce carpet?

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How to say carpet in sign language?

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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. Rebiya Kadeer:

    It is very unfortunate that they are welcoming President Xi by the red carpet, they should know that in that red carpet is the blood of the Uighur people, Tibet and other Chinese dissidents.

  2. Elizabeth Collett:

    But you might see selected, targeted checks emerging, it is worth having a discussion about it rather than sweeping it under the carpet.

  3. Frank Reich:

    ... but it will be very gradual and deliberate. And of course were taking steps to make sure were in compliance with state and local regulations, and NFL and CDC guidelines. That means primarily employees that must be in the office to do their jobs : people who need to access files that are only at the office ; maintenance workers ; trainers ; and technology workers. Those people will have their temperature taken when entering the building and must wear personal protective equipment. The Colts have set up one-way hallways with arrows on the carpet pointing to the proper direction, and there will be limits on how many people can be in rooms at the same time. Coach Frank Reich was realistic about a full return to the training complex. The guys who have been hurt, who have been coming into the building, keep coming in and rehabbing and doing their thing, other than that, as soon as we can get more players in the building we want that to make up for a little bit of lost time. The sooner we can get together and get out there working, the better it will be. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took part in an owners conference call from the teams practice facility, The Star. About two dozen staffers were present at the complex. The Steelers are doing a soft reopening Tuesday mainly for medical personnel and rehabbing players. They expect to ramp up use of their facility next week under league guidelines. As the Cardinals reopen, only essential staffers will be involved, far fewer than the 75 allowed at the facility. The Super Bowl champion Chiefs also opted for a soft opening, as did the Falcons, with only about 15 people at their complex on Tuesday. Those numbers will increase over the next week.

  4. Arlette Lyons:

    There's so many secrets and so much pushed under the carpet, and 99 % of it is to do with women and how badly women have been treated in this country -- and still are today, in 2018.

  5. Hans Dieter Poetsch:

    We will be relentless in seeking to establish who was responsible, everything is on the table. Nothing will be swept under the carpet.

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