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Meaning of CARPET

Pronunciation:  'kârpit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
  2. [v]  cover with a carpet, as of the floors of rooms
  3. [v]  cover completely, as if with a carpet; as of flowers in meadows
  4. [v]  form a carpet-like cover (over)

CARPET is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: carpeting, rug
 See Also: broadloom, Brussels carpet, cover, cover, drugget, edging, floor covering, floorcover, flying carpet, furnishings, hearthrug, nammad, numdah, numdah rug, prayer mat, prayer rug, red carpet, scatter rug, shag rug, spread over, stair-carpet, throw rug, Wilton



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Car"pet\ (k[aum]r"p[e^]t), n. [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.
    1. 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.
             Tables and beds covered with copes instead of
             carpets and coverlets.                --T. Fuller.
    2. A smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet.
       ``The grassy carpet of this plain.'' --Shak.
    {Carpet beetle} or {Carpet bug} (Zo["o]l.), a small beetle
       ({Anthrenus scrophulari[ae]}), which, in the larval state,
       does great damage to carpets and other woolen goods; --
       also called {buffalo bug}.
    {Carpet knight}.
       (a) A knight who enjoys ease and security, or luxury, and
           has not known the hardships of the field; a hero of
           the drawing room; an effeminate person. --Shak.
       (b) One made a knight, for some other than military
           distinction or service.
    {Carpet moth} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of an insect which feeds
       on carpets and other woolen goods. There are several
       kinds. Some are the larv[ae] of species of {Tinea} (as {T.
       tapetzella}); others of beetles, esp. {Anthrenus}.
    {Carpet snake} (Zo["o]l.), an Australian snake. See {Diamond
       snake}, under {Diamond}.
    {Carpet sweeper}, an apparatus or device for sweeping
    {To be on the carpet}, to be under consideration; to be the
       subject of deliberation; to be in sight; -- an expression
       derived from the use of carpets as table cover.
    {Brussels carpet}. See under {Brussels}.
  2. \Car"pet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carpeted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Carpeting}.]
    To cover with, or as with, a carpet; to spread with carpets;
    to furnish with a carpet or carpets.
          Carpeted temples in fashionable squares. --E. Everett.
  3. \ .
    (a) [More fully chenille Axminster.] A variety of Turkey
        carpet, woven by machine or, when more than 27 inches
        wide, on a hand loom, and consisting of strips of worsted
        chenille so colored as to produce a pattern on a stout
        jute backing. It has a fine soft pile. So called from
        Axminster, England, where it was formerly (1755 -- 1835)
    (b) A similar but cheaper machine-made carpet, resembling
        moquette in construction and appearance, but finer and of
        better material.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a carpet in your dream, represents your way of protecting yourself from life's harsh realities. Alternatively, a carpet symbolizes luxury, comfort or richness. Consider the condition and designs of the carpet. Are you hiding something and sweeping it under the carpet? Dreaming of a magic carpet, implies your desires and wishes to escape from a situation, relationship, or responsibilities.
Thesaurus Terms
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