American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thick heavy covering for a floor, usually made of woven wool or synthetic fibers; a rug.
- n. The fabric used for this floor covering.
- n. A surface or surface covering that is similar to a rug: a carpet of leaves and pine needles on the forest floor.
- v. To cover with or as if with a carpet: carpet the stairs; snow that carpeted the sidewalks.
- idiom. on the carpet In a position of being reprimanded by one in authority: was called on the carpet for cheating.
- idiom. on the carpet Under discussion or consideration: Several important matters will be on the carpet at today's meeting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thick fabric, usually woven of wool, or of wool on a linen ground or back, and in more or less ornamental designs, used for covering floors, stairs, etc. Formerly the carpet (usually in a single piece, like the Persian carpet) was also used (as it still is in the East) for covering beds, couches, tables, etc., and for hangings. (See
tapestry.) The first woven carpets were produced in Egypt, Babylonia, Persia, and Hindustan, whence they were introduced into Europe, where they are supposed to have been first manufactured by the French in the reign of Henry IV., and next in England, at Mortlake in Surrey, in the reign of James I. The smaller carpets of the East are now commonly called rugs. See rug.
- n. Especially, a covering of this material for a floor or stair, made of several widths sewed together and intended to cover all the floor-space of a room, as distinguished, from a rug, which is usually woven in one piece of a definite shape (either oblong or square), and is designed to cover a part of the floor only.
- n. Figuratively, anything used as a carpet, or serving the purpose of a carpet.
- To cover with or as with a carpet; spread with carpets: as, to carpet a room.
- To bring upon the carpet or under consideration; make a subject of investigation; hence, to reprimand; “haul over the coals.”
- n. A British collectors' name for any one of several species of geometrid moths whose wings bear a carpet-like design, as the flame-carpet (Coremia propugnata) and the hazel-carpet (Cidaria corylata).
- n. A fabric used as a complete floor covering.
- n. figuratively Any surface or cover resembling a carpet or fulfilling its function.
- n. vulgar A woman's pubic hair.
- v. To lay carpet, or to have carpet installed, in an area.
- v. transitive To substantially cover something, like a carpet; to blanket something.
- v. UK To reprimand.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. A smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet.
- v. To cover with, or as with, a carpet; to spread with carpets; to furnish with a carpet or carpets.
- n. a natural object that resembles or suggests a carpet
- v. cover completely, as if with a carpet
- v. cover with a carpet
- v. form a carpet-like cover (over)
- n. floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
- From Old French carpite, from Medieval Latin carpita, the past participle of carpere ("to pluck"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French carpite, from Medieval Latin carpīta, from Old Italian carpita, from carpire, to pluck, from Latin carpere; see kerp- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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