a heavy fabric, commonly of wool or nylon, for covering floors.
a covering of this material.
any relatively soft surface or covering like a carpet: They walked on the carpet of grass.
any of a number of airborne electronic devices for jamming radar.
a system of such devices.
to cover or furnish with or as with a carpet.
Chiefly British. to reprimand.
Idioms about carpet
on the carpet,
before an authority or superior for an accounting of one's actions or a reprimand: He was called on the carpet again for his carelessness.
Chiefly British. under consideration or discussion.
- car·pet·less, adjective
- car·pet·like, adjective
- re·car·pet, verb (used with object)
- un·car·pet·ed, adjective
- well-car·pet·ed, adjective
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How to use carpet in a sentence
When you workout at home, that means sweat settles into your upholstery, the carpet, and that one spot you never dust behind the TV.Working out at home? Here’s how to keep your house from smelling like a gym. | Harry Guinness | September 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
That sweaty stench is definitely a downside of doing your push-ups on that bouncy carpet of yours, but it’s also easily avoidable and manageable.Working out at home? Here’s how to keep your house from smelling like a gym. | Harry Guinness | September 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
Some signs would be your dog or cat exhibiting destructive behaviors after you leave home, like pacing, vocalizing, trembling, or even relieving itself on the carpet.
The old Victorian house needed a lot of work – paint, updated carpet, sanded wood floors, new plumbing, and the garden was in a shambles – but it would all be worth it.
Before the pandemic, many of your posts and slideshows covered red carpet events from indie film festivals to the Oscars.The Fug Girls on the book publishing industry and maintaining a small business online | Rachel King | July 7, 2020 | Fortune
That Kim Jong-un is behind it all—the hack, the theft, the sad red carpet.
The carpet is stained from the door to the window with red wine.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal | Olivia Nuzzi | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His father, Hassan, is a carpet merchant with close relations to senior members of the conservative Islamic Coalition Party.Iran’s Blogfather Walks Free After Six Years in Jail | IranWire | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Glee actress Lea Michele was seemingly dissed by Jessica Lange on the red carpet.
The full footage of her on the red carpet yes, shows her posing, but posing to order.
I've seen more cloes on folks' backs hyar, thet wan't no more'n fit for carpet-rags, than any place ever I struck.
It was in full sight from the door of the little shanty in which Aunt Ri's carpet-loom stood.
Your hangings must be of chintz, of pretty chintz, and you will put a cheerful carpet on the floor.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The portmanteau was the sign of youth and progress; old-fashioned people stuck to the carpet bag.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
When the carpet was done, Aunt Ri took the roll in her own independent arms, and strode with it to the Agent's house.
British Dictionary definitions for carpet
a heavy fabric for covering floors
(as modifier): a carpet sale
a covering like a carpet: a carpet of leaves
on the carpet informal
before authority to be reproved for misconduct or error
to cover with or as if with a carpet
informal to reprimand
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with carpet
see call on the carpet; red carpet. Also see under rug.
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