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

  • n. A carpet laid down for important visitors.
  • idiom roll out the red carpet To welcome with great hospitality or ceremony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A strip of red carpet that is laid for a VIP to walk on.
  • n. VIP treatment.

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

  • adj. special treatment or hospitality
  • n. a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on


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