- an area abutting the entrance to a building, usually carpeted in red, where celebrities gather and walk before participating in or taking their seats at a big event: The winning actress had of course been interviewed on the red carpet before the Academy Awards.
- the activity that goes on in this area: Six reporters will be covering the red carpet at the charity's annual gala.
Origin of red carpet
OTHER WORDS FROM red carpetred-carpet, adjective
Words nearby red carpet
How to use red carpet in a sentence
The red carpet premiere for the third and final season of FX’s “Pose” was held on Thursday at JAZZ at Lincoln Center in New York City.
The comedian and actor—who previously hosted MTV’s Acting Out and is set to host NBC’s game show Small Fortune next month—lent a shaggy, laid-back charm to an Oscars pre-show typically filled with excruciatingly strained red carpet interviews.The Best, Worst and Strangest Moments of the 2021 Oscars|Andrew R. Chow|April 26, 2021|Time
Presumably, there will be some form of red carpet, and casual attire—that means you, sweatpants—has been strongly discouraged.The Vibe Will Be Different at This Year’s Oscars—and That’s a Good Thing|Stephanie Zacharek|April 21, 2021|Time
Later, team officials rolled out a red carpet in a corner of the rink for Backstrom and his family to watch a tribute video — and he was awarded a silver stick for the milestone from Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan.The Capitals honor Nicklas Backstrom, then fall flat in a loss to lowly Sabres|Roman Stubbs|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
Workout guru Jane Fonda adopted them, and actress Cybill Shepherd wore a pair on the red carpet at the 1985 Emmy awards.
Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling says his politics are keeping him out of Cooperstown.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Nor does the jet have the ability to capture high-definition video, utilize an infra-red pointer.
There was deep brown flesh, and bronze flesh, and pallid white flesh, and flesh turned red from the hot sun.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A Republican candidate hoping to win red state support could find a worse team to root for than one from Dallas.
The pale, baby-faced, red-cheeked rapper is furiously puffing away at a hastily-made blunt crammed with low-grade weed.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Beginners must be warned against mistaking the edges of cells, or particles which have retained the red stain, for bacilli.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Under the internal pressure his whiskers stood on end and his face grew red.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
“You appear to feel it so,” rejoined Mr. Pickwick, smiling at the clerk, who was literally red-hot.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Ripperda's eye fell upon the mantle,—it was discoloured a dark red in many places, he nodded his head, and the man withdrew.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
C was a Captain, all covered with lace; D was a drunkard, and had a red face.
British Dictionary definitions for red carpet
- deferential treatment accorded to a person of importance
- (as modifier)the returning hero had a red-carpet reception
Other Idioms and Phrases with red carpet
Honorary treatment, lavish hospitality, as in We'll have to get out the red carpet for the President's visit. This term comes from the literal practice of rolling out a carpet to welcome a royal or other esteemed guest, and indeed is often put as roll out the red carpet. [Early 1900s]