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 (tăp′ē, tăp′ĭs, tă-pē′)
n. Obsolete
Tapestry or comparable material used for draperies, carpeting, and furniture covering.
on the tapis
Under consideration.

[Middle English, from Old French; see tapestry.]
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(ˈtæpiː; ˈtæpɪ; French tapi)
n, pl tapis
(Knitting & Sewing) tapestry or carpeting, esp as formerly used to cover a table in a council chamber
[C17: from French, from Old French tapiz, from Greek tapētion rug, from tapēs carpet]
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(ˈtæp i, ˈtæp ɪs, tæˈpi)

n., pl. tap•is.
Obs. a carpet, tapestry, or other covering.
on the tapis, under consideration or discussion.
[1485–95; < Middle French; Old French tapiz « Greek tapḗtion]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tapis - a heavy textile with a woven designtapis - a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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To be informed what the Galaxy Gallery of British Beauty is about, and means to be about, and what Galaxy marriages are on the tapis, and what Galaxy rumours are in circulation, is to become acquainted with the most glorious destinies of mankind.
A 13-year-old boy and his father were among 14 drug addicts arrested in an operation dubbed Ops Tapis Khas carried out around Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling here yesterday.
A bord, une toute nouvelle sellerie en tissu noir et orange, des tapis de sol et un tapis de coffre font partie des elements specifiques.
RIPON: 1.50 Luxor, 2.30 Rivera Nights, 3.05 East Street Review, 3.35 Staxton, 4.10 Tapis Libre, 4.45 Case Key, 5.20 Knightly Spirit.
"Malaysia's state-owned Petronas plans to upgrade its refinery in Kerteh, Terengganu, by 2022 to produce higher quality fuels and expand the crude types it processes beyond Tapis," he said.
La 50eme edition de la fete nationale du tapis se deroulera du 17 au 22 mars prochain a Ghardaia (600 km au sud d'Alger), a-t-on appris aupres des services de la wilaya.
Elementary students from Benguet, Mountain Province, Kalinga and Ifugao, who were all smiles as they danced through the streets here, wore their best indigenous attire such as tapis, a traditional skirt for women, and bahag or G-string, the traditional attire for men.
L'Office National de l'Artisanat Tunisien organise ,en collaboration avec la Federation Nationale de l'Artisanat (FENA), le [beaucoup moins que] Mois du tapis et des tissages [beaucoup plus grand que] et ce, du 1er au 31 mars 2014.
Malaysia recently achieved a significant milestone in its attempt to reverse a decline in crude oil production with the completion of the Tapis-R platform -- a 23,500 mt mega structure for the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project at the aging Tapis field located offshore Terengganu in Peninsular Malaysia.