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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.]


(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]


(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]
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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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.
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Le stand de la Tunisie, de 92 m2, accueillera une belle combinaison de nouveaux articles d'entreprises, avec la participation du centre technique de creation d'Innovation et d'Encadrement du Tapis et Tissages qui exposera le tapis tunisien.
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.
March de services de placement et d~entretien de tapis anti-poussire pour les btiments du FOREM et et des ventuels pouvoirs adjudicateurs bnficiaires.
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L'incendie, qui n'a pas cause de grands degats au niveau du couvert vegetal, a essentiellement ravage des arbres d'eucalyptus ainsi que des tapis herbaces, a-t-il
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.
Si le verdict est en faveur du SCB, Nantes perdrait le match sur tapis vert et glisserait alors de la 5eme a la 19eme place du classement.