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"


  1. carpet(Noun)

    A fabric used as a complete floor covering.

  2. carpet(Noun)

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

  3. carpet(Noun)

    A woman's pubic hair.

  4. carpet(Verb)

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

  5. carpet(Verb)

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

    Popcorn and candy wrappers carpeted the floor of the cinema.

  6. carpet(Verb)

    To reprimand.

  7. Origin: 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

  2. Carpet(noun)

    a smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet

  3. Carpet(verb)

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

  4. Origin: [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.]

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

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How to say carpet in sign language?

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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. Martin Dempsey:

    Carpet bombing through Iraq is not the answer.

  2. Kevin Hart:

    When you're on the red carpet, you might as well pop.

  3. Trita Parsi:

    These sanctions hit the carpet industry tremendously hard.

  4. Lindsey Vonn:

    I definitely feel out of place sometimes on the red carpet.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The most beautiful carpet is the carpet made of autumn leaves!

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