Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A heavy fabric with a thick nap, used for upholstery.
  • n. A carpet with a deep tufted pile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of fabric with a thick pile used for carpeting or to upholster seating etc.; also an article covered in such material.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of carpet having a short velvety pile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stuff with a thick soft velvety nap of wool, and a warp of hemp or linen, especially such a material heavy enough to be used for carpeting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a thick velvety synthetic fabric used for carpets and soft upholstery

Etymologies

French, alteration of obsolete moucade.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French moquette. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the time I thought the word "moquette" an odd word but never knew its meaning, but now 50 years later, your French word-a-day has granted me enlightenment and explains that word so clearly and so well.

    bibi - French Word-A-Day

  • Compared to Heinz cream of tomato and the moquette benches and U-bends of the British railway carriage, these initial experiences implied an inferior way of life.

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  • Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 02: 58 PM moquette de fleurs -- While I read and enjoy your French word-a-day, the above expression particularly caught my eye, not only for the unique photo of the flowers, but the word moquette.

    bibi - French Word-A-Day

  • That picture of the vineyard after prunig with the moquette de fleurs is stunning.

    bibi - French Word-A-Day

  • The bright orange leaves, fallen, along with their newly-cut branches, are like flames over nature's snowy moquette de fleurs.

    Q&A: Questions for Bibi

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 02:58 PM moquette de fleurs -- While I read and enjoy your French word-a-day, the above expression particularly caught my eye, not only for the unique photo of the flowers, but the word moquette.

    bibi - French Word-A-Day

  • And with her moquette seating fabric still in use in 1952 for the London Underground.

    American Connections

  • Alors que les vieux journaux servent principalement à protéger la moquette lors du rempotage annuel de notre plante verte préférée quand on ne les trouve pas autour de la caisse du chat ou roulés en boule au fond de vieilles baskets détrempées, les archives en ligne de nos quotidiens sont mises à disposition du grand public chez Swissdox pour la modeste somme de SFr 3.80 par article pour une consultation occasionnelle.

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  • Par contre apres il a fallut decoller la moquette et gratter la colle en dessous a la spatule.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Vous pouvez garder les chaussures, mais il faut changer tout de suite la moquette !

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