rug, carpet, carpeting(noun)
floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
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"
form a carpet-like cover (over)
cover completely, as if with a carpet
"flowers carpeted the meadows"
cover with a carpet
"carpet the floors of the house"
A fabric used as a complete floor covering.
Any surface or cover resembling a carpet or fulfilling its function.
A woman's pubic hair.
To lay carpet, or to have carpet installed, in an area.
To substantially cover something, like a carpet; to blanket something.
Popcorn and candy wrappers carpeted the floor of the cinema.
Origin: From carpite, from carpita, the past participle of carpere "to pluck".
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
a smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet
to cover with, or as with, a carpet; to spread with carpets; to furnish with a carpet or carpets
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.]
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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'carpet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4235
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'carpet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2115
Rank popularity for the word 'carpet' in Nouns Frequency: #1293
The numerical value of carpet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of carpet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of carpet in a Sentence
Carpet bombing through Iraq is not the answer.
When you're on the red carpet, you might as well pop.
These sanctions hit the carpet industry tremendously hard.
I definitely feel out of place sometimes on the red carpet.
The most beautiful carpet is the carpet made of autumn leaves!
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Translations for carpet
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- سجادة, بساطArabic
- xalça, xalı, fərşAzerbaijani
- балаҫ, келәмBashkir
- кілім, дыванBelarusian
- килим, застиламBulgarian
- catifa, moquetaCatalan, Valencian
- Teppich, auslegen, bedecken, TeppichbodenGerman
- στρώμα, χαλίGreek
- alfombra, moquetaSpanish
- فرش, موکت, قالیPersian
- tapis, moquetteFrench
- tapais, brat-ùrlairScottish Gaelic
- गिलीम, क़ाली, फ़र्शHindi
- tappeto, moquette, coprireItalian
- 絨毯, カーペットJapanese
- ხალიჩა, ნოხიGeorgian
- فهرش راخستن, فهرشKurdish
- тепих, ќилимMacedonian
- vloerkleed, tapijt, leggen, bedekkenDutch
- tapete, alcatifa, carpetePortuguese
- тепих, ćilim, ћилим, tepihSerbo-Croatian
- karpet, alpombraTagalog
- halı, kilimTurkish
- килим, диванUkrainian
- گلیم, فرشUrdu
- tấm thảmVietnamese
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