- carphenazine maleate,
Origin of carpeting
verb (used with object)
Origin of carpet
Examples from the Web for carpeting
The carpeting is worn, the furniture is falling apart, and the electricity is out for most of the day.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The village houses are done up in pale gray and mauve and preside over lawns so neat and green they look like carpeting.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The hair was shorn after the gassings, then efficiently dried in the crematoria so it could be industrially spun into carpeting.
It is calculated that one of these balls will weave about a yard of carpeting.Home Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
To-day the fiat has gone forth, and we are already deep in consultation over paper and paint, chintz, and carpeting.An Isle in the Water|Katharine Tynan
The carpenter had just put up a sign, which was covered over with a bit of carpeting.The Parent's Assistant|Maria Edgeworth
About four miles of carpeting were required, there being so many staircases and passages, all of which were luxuriously covered.The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I|James H. Mapleson
In a flash my lady had torn down the heavy curtains from an inner doorway and was carpeting a horse path for us to the rear.The Master of Appleby|Francis Lynde
- a heavy fabric for covering floors
- (as modifier)a carpet sale
- before authority to be reproved for misconduct or error
- under consideration
verb -pets, -peting or -peted (tr)
Word Origin for carpet
1758, verbal noun from carpet (v.).
"to cover with a carpet," 1620s, from carpet (n.). Meaning "call to reprimand" is from 1840. Related: Carpeted; carpeting.
late 13c., "coarse cloth;" mid-14c., "tablecloth, bedspread;" from Old French carpite "heavy decorated cloth, carpet," from Medieval Latin or Old Italian carpita "thick woolen cloth," probably from Latin carpere "to card, pluck," probably so called because it was made from unraveled, shreded, "plucked" fabric; from PIE *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest" (see harvest (n.)). Meaning shifted 15c. to floor coverings.
From 16c.-19c. as an adjective often with a tinge of contempt, when used of men (e.g. carpet-knight, 1570s) by association with luxury, ladies' boudoirs, and drawing rooms. On the carpet "summoned for reprimand" is 1900, U.S. colloquial (but cf. carpet (v.) "call (someone) to be reprimanded," 1823, British servants' slang). To sweep or push something under the carpet in the figurative sense is first recorded 1953.
see call on the carpet; red carpet. Also see under rug.