What does carpet mean?

Definitions for carpet
ˈkɑr pɪtcar·pet

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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"


  1. carpetnoun

    A fabric used as a complete floor covering.

  2. carpetnoun

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

  3. carpetnoun

    A woman's pubic hair.

  4. carpetverb

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

  5. carpetverb

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

    Popcorn and candy wrappers carpeted the floor of the cinema.

  6. carpetverb

    To reprimand.

  7. 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

  2. Carpetnoun

    a smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet

  3. Carpetverb

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

  4. 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.]


  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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  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. Steve Johnson:

    By the time we really realized the appreciation for the carpet, we were already well into the process of getting the new carpeting, it was really a little bit of a surprise to us how much the community loved the PDX carpet.

  2. Herman Melville:

    There is the grand truth about Nathaniel Hawthorne. He says NO! in thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes. For all men who say yes, lie; and all men who say no,why, they are in the happy condition of judicious, unincumbered travellers in Europe; they cross the frontiers into Eternity with nothing but a carpet-bag,that is to say, the Ego. Whereas those yes-gentry, they travel with heaps of baggage, and, damn them! they will never get through the Custom House.

  3. 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.

  4. Jason Verstak:

    For softness, luxury and graceful aging, pure wool carpet is hard to beat, in addition to its natural, sustainable and insulating properties, wool carpet is also easy to maintain.

  5. Eric Wilson:

    Amal is the big 'get' in the fashion world right now, wearing gloves on a red carpet, as simple as it sounds, is a very dramatic move.

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