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

  • n. Material used for carpets.
  • n. A carpet or carpets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Carpet or a piece of carpet, especially when speaking of installation or removal.
  • n. Cloth or materials for carpets.
  • v. Present participle of carpet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of covering with carpets.
  • n. Cloth or materials for carpets; carpets, in general.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cloth for carpets; carpets in general.

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

  • n. floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)


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