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car·pet

 (kär′pĭt)
n.
1.
a. A thick heavy covering for a floor, usually made of woven wool or synthetic fibers, especially one covering the entire surface of the floor.
b. The fabric used for this floor covering.
2. A surface or surface covering that is similar to a rug: a carpet of leaves and pine needles on the forest floor.
tr.v. car·pet·ed, car·pet·ing, car·pets
To cover with or as if with a carpet: carpet the stairs; snow that carpeted the sidewalks.
Idiom:
on the carpet
1. In a position of being reprimanded by one in authority: was called on the carpet for cheating.
2. Under discussion or consideration: Important matters will be on the carpet at today's meeting.

[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.]

carpet

(ˈkɑːpɪt)
n
1. (Furniture)
a. a heavy fabric for covering floors
b. (as modifier): a carpet sale.
2. a covering like a carpet: a carpet of leaves.
3. on the carpet informal
a. before authority to be reproved for misconduct or error
b. under consideration
vb (tr) , -pets, -peting or -peted
4. (Furniture) to cover with or as if with a carpet
5. informal to reprimand
[C14: from Old French carpite, from Old Italian carpita, from Late Latin carpeta, literally: (wool) that has been carded, from Latin carpere to pluck, card]

car•pet

(ˈkɑr pɪt)

n.
1. a heavy woven or felted fabric for covering floors.
2. a covering of this.
3. any surface or covering resembling a carpet.
v.t.
4. to cover or furnish with or as if with a carpet.
Idioms:
on the carpet, summoned for a reprimand.
[1300–50; Middle English carpete cloth covering < Middle French carpite or Medieval Latin carpīta < Italian carpita < Vulgar Latin *carpīta, past participle of *carpīre, for Latin carpere to pluck]

Carpet

 a covering or expanse, as of grass or flowers; used figuratively.
Examples: carpet of flowers, 1854; grassy carpet, 1593.

carpet


Past participle: carpeted
Gerund: carpeting

Imperative
carpet
carpet
Present
I carpet
you carpet
he/she/it carpets
we carpet
you carpet
they carpet
Preterite
I carpeted
you carpeted
he/she/it carpeted
we carpeted
you carpeted
they carpeted
Present Continuous
I am carpeting
you are carpeting
he/she/it is carpeting
we are carpeting
you are carpeting
they are carpeting
Present Perfect
I have carpeted
you have carpeted
he/she/it has carpeted
we have carpeted
you have carpeted
they have carpeted
Past Continuous
I was carpeting
you were carpeting
he/she/it was carpeting
we were carpeting
you were carpeting
they were carpeting
Past Perfect
I had carpeted
you had carpeted
he/she/it had carpeted
we had carpeted
you had carpeted
they had carpeted
Future
I will carpet
you will carpet
he/she/it will carpet
we will carpet
you will carpet
they will carpet
Future Perfect
I will have carpeted
you will have carpeted
he/she/it will have carpeted
we will have carpeted
you will have carpeted
they will have carpeted
Future Continuous
I will be carpeting
you will be carpeting
he/she/it will be carpeting
we will be carpeting
you will be carpeting
they will be carpeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been carpeting
you have been carpeting
he/she/it has been carpeting
we have been carpeting
you have been carpeting
they have been carpeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been carpeting
you will have been carpeting
he/she/it will have been carpeting
we will have been carpeting
you will have been carpeting
they will have been carpeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been carpeting
you had been carpeting
he/she/it had been carpeting
we had been carpeting
you had been carpeting
they had been carpeting
Conditional
I would carpet
you would carpet
he/she/it would carpet
we would carpet
you would carpet
they would carpet
Past Conditional
I would have carpeted
you would have carpeted
he/she/it would have carpeted
we would have carpeted
you would have carpeted
they would have carpeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carpet - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)carpet - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
broadloom - a carpet woven on a wide loom to obviate the need for seams
Brussels carpet - a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of colored woolen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern
drugget - a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling
edging - border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
floor cover, floor covering - a covering for a floor
flying carpet - (Asian folktale) an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go
furnishing - (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
hearthrug - a rug spread out in front of a fireplace
Kurdistan - an oriental rug woven by Kurds that is noted for fine colors and durability
nammad, numdah, numdah rug - an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt
prayer mat, prayer rug - a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions
red carpet - a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
runner - a long narrow carpet
scatter rug, throw rug - a small rug; several can be used in a room
shag rug - a rug with long pile
stair-carpet - a strip of carpet for laying on stairs
Wilton, Wilton carpet - a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile
2.carpet - a natural object that resembles or suggests a carpet; "a carpet of flowers"; "the larvae of some moths spin a web that resembles a carpet"
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
Verb1.carpet - form a carpet-like cover (over)
spread over, cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
2.carpet - cover completely, as if with a carpet; "flowers carpeted the meadows"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
3.carpet - cover with a carpet; "carpet the floors of the house"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

carpet

noun

Carpets and rugs

Aubusson, Axminster, broadloom, Brussels carpet, Bukhara rug, chenille, durrie, flat-woven, ingrain, Kidderminster, kilim, Kirman, numdah, Persian carpet or Persian rug, Turkey carpet, Wilton
Translations
بِساطبِسَاطيُغَطّي بِبِساط
koberecpokrýt kobercem
tæppelægge tæppe på
matto
ćilimsagtepih
szőnyegszõnyeggel borít
teppaleggjateppi
カーペット
카펫
iškloti kilimaiskķlimaskloti kilimais
grīdseganoklāt ar paklāju/grīdsegu
koberecpokryť kobercom
preproga
matta
พรม
halıkilimhalı döşemek / kaplamak
thảm

carpet

[ˈkɑːpɪt]
A. Nalfombra f; (small) → tapete m; (fitted) → moqueta f
a carpet of leaves (fig) → una alfombra de hojas
to be on the carpettener que aguantar un rapapolvo
to roll out the red carpet for sbrecibir a algn con todos los honores, ponerle a algn la alfombra roja
they tried to sweep it under the carpetquisieron echar tierra sobre el asunto, trataron de esconder los trapos sucios
B. VT
1. [+ floor] (wall to wall) → enmoquetar; (with individual rugs) → alfombrar (with de)
2. (= scold) to carpet sbechar un rapapolvo a algn
C. CPD carpet bag N (US) → maletín m, morral m
carpet bombing Nbombardeo m de arrasamiento
carpet slippers NPLzapatillas fpl
carpet square, carpet tile Nloseta f
carpet sweeper Nescoba f mecánica

carpet

[ˈkɑːrpɪt]
n
(= large rug) → tapis m
a Persian carpet → un tapis persan
(fitted)moquette f fitted carpet
(= covering) [flowers, leaves, snow] → tapis m
vt
[+ house, room] → recouvrir d'une moquette, moquetter
(= cover) [flowers, leaves, snow] → recouvrircarpet slippers nplpantoufles fplcarpet tile ndalle f de moquettecar phone ntéléphone m de voiturecar pool carpool, car-pool [ˈkɑːrpuːl]
n
(= arrangement) → covoiturage m car-pool lane
(= stock of cars) → parc m de voitures de fonction
vi (mainly US or Australian)pratiquer le covoituragecar-pool lane [ˈkɑːrpuːl] n (US)voie f réservée au covoituragecar port carport [ˈkɑːrpɔːrt] nauvent m pour voiturescar radio nautoradio mcar rental n (US)location f de voitures

carpet

n (lit, fig)Teppich m; (fitted) → Teppichboden m; the subject on the carpetdas Thema, das zurzeit diskutiert wird; to be on the carpet (inf)zur Schnecke or Minna gemacht werden (inf)
vt
floor(mit Teppichen/Teppichboden) auslegen; the wood carpeted with flowersder blumenbedeckte Waldboden
(Brit inf: = reprimand) → zur Minna machen (inf)

carpet

:
carpetbag
nReisetasche f
carpetbagger
n
(US Pol inf) → politischer Abenteurer, politische Abenteuerin; (Hist) politischer Ämterjäger, der mit nichts als einer Reisetasche nach dem Sezessionskrieg in die besetzten Südstaaten kam
(Fin) → Spekulant(in) m(f) (der/die Geld bei vielen verschiedenen Hypothekenbanken investiert in der Hoffnung, bei Änderung der Statuten einen Gewinn zu machen)
carpet-beater
nTeppich- or Ausklopfer m
carpet bombing
n (Mil) → Flächenbombardierung f

carpet

:
carpet slippers
plPantoffeln pl, → Hausschuhe pl
carpet-sweeper
nTeppichkehrer m, → Teppichkehrmaschine f
carpet tile

carpet

[ˈkɑːpɪt]
1. ntappeto; (fitted carpet) → moquette f inv
2. vt (floor, house) → coprire con tappeto; (with fitted carpet) → rivestire di moquette, mettere la moquette a

carpet

(ˈkaːpit) noun
a woven covering for floors etc.
verb
to cover with a carpet. They haven't carpeted the floor yet.

carpet

بِسَاط koberec tæppe Teppich χαλί alfombra, tapete matto moquette sag tappeto カーペット 카펫 tapijt teppe dywan carpete ковер matta พรม halı thảm 地毯